This should be interesting, to say the least ...
Glenn Greenwald, one of the reporters at the heart of chronicling the document dump of Edward Snowden of National Security Agency via U.K. press, now says he's set to publish his most dramatic piece yet: The names of those in the United States targeted by the NSA.
"One of the big questions when is comes to domestic spying is, 'Who have been the NSA's specific targets?' Are they political critics and dissidents and activists? Are they genuinely people we'd regard as terrorists? What are the metrics and calculations that go into choosing those targets and what is done with the surveillance that is conducted? Those are the kinds of questions that I want to still answer," Greenwald said, to The Sunday Times of London.
Greenwald also pointed to the failures of the NSA to catch Mr. Snowden during his download and theft of 1.7 million documents, and said that's further evidence of the government's inability to guarantee data security.
"There is this genuinely menacing [spy] system and at the same time, [they] are really inept about how they operate it," he said, Newsmax reported. "Not only was he out there under their noses downloading huge amounts of documents without being detracted, but to this day, they're incapable of finding out what he took."
Greenwald, who's promoting his new book, "No Place to Hide," said the list will be published on The Intercept, the website he established after leaving The Guardian.