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am 21. Februar 2016
This book is a "must have" for anybody who wants to understand the extent and means of global US mass surveillance.
Anybody who still states "They can have my data. I have nothing to hide" does not understand the impact of this surveillance on privacy, personal freedom, and democracy and definitely has not read this book.
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am 9. Juni 2014
Even if you have followed the events surrounding Snowden and the NSA, this book is essential reading on the background and the implications of the global surveillance system instituted by the NSA and its fellow secret services. Of course, it remains to be seen whether Greenwald's generally optimistic outlook on the strength and public impact of Snowden's revelations is justified, or whether the tendency to go back to "business as usual" turns out to be stronger - not least because no government or judicial system anywhere has displayed much interest in investigating the case.
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am 1. September 2014
der verbrecherischen Aktivitäten des NSA auf der ganzen Welt. Das ist natürlich nur eine Übersicht der Globalüberwachung von uns allen, aber trotzdem eine wichtige Lektüre zum Status der Demokratie und der Menschenrechte in den USA.
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am 9. Juni 2014
Die ersten 2 Kapitel schildern die Geschichte des Treffens zwischen Greenwald und Snowden in Hongkong und sind sehr spannend geschrieben. Daraufhin gibt Greenwald einen Überblick über die wichtigsten Erkenntnisse und Schlussfolgerungen aus dem Snowden Archiv. Auch wenn ich vieles schon aus den Medien kannte, mit diesem Buch hat man einen fundierten Einblick aus erster Hand vor sich.
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am 31. Mai 2014
Ich bin froh, dass es so mutige Menschen wie Edward Snowden und Glenn Greenwald gibt, die große Opfer bringen und viel riskieren, um ihren Prinzipien treu zu bleiben.
Tolles Buch, sehr gut geschrieben und spannender als ein Thriller.
Absolut empfehlenswert, unbedingt lesen!
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am 10. Juli 2014
Das Buch ist wunderbar erzählt und erklärt viele Zusammenhänge (zeitlicher und inhaltlicher Natur), die sonst meist bei der Berichterstattung über die Snowden-Enthüllungen auf der Strecke bleiben. Es ist packend und beeindruckend geschrieben.
Wenn der Inhalt nicht so schlimm wäre, würde ich sagen, dass es Spaß gemacht hat, das Buch zu lesen.
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am 14. Februar 2015
‘No Place to Hide’ written by Glenn Greenwald brings a story of Edward Snowden government spying revelations, book that can be read as an exciting fiction although it is actually a surprising and sometimes shocking faction.

In his book, Glenn Greenwald manages to deliver an unbelievable story about one NSA insider who decided to tell the story to the world that made him the most wanted fugitive and his life a living hell, while the whole world was warned of the complete lack of privacy in time we are living in.

On the book pages the complete story can be found which started from Greenwald initial contact with someone hidden under the secret name Cincinnatus which was Snowden alias back then, author’s coming to Hong Kong and all that happened after which is more or less already known.

It was very interesting to learn how the whole NSA story could despite their contact remain concealed but due the Snowden insistence and his motivation to disclose the information Greenwald wrote them which in the end resulted in highly classified information to be disclosed.

The author provided many details about Snowden thinking and his full awareness what will be the consequences of his actions when this story became known to whole world. Also from the book is completely clear that everything what Snowden did was precisely planned, that at no time he has not succumbed to the pressures but the whole operation was performed exactly as he studiously planned it.

For the people who were following the news about Snowden those days many things in the book will be familiar, though still it is fascinating to read all the background stories which are not so well–known to the public, such as for example story of intercepting routers shipment to China performed by NSA in order to install secret background access to the sensitive data. Because of such information, reader will many times feel like reading fiction and not a book based on actual events

Inside the book numerous original documents can be found not only about NSA activities, but also about the acting of British secret agency counterpart why you can really start to wonder how much you know about the world in which you live, what is true and what is what they want you to think it's true.

Therefore, though you may think that all about Edward Snowden is known, the book ‘No Place to Hide’ is highly recommended to read because in addition to telling his story in great detail, takes this story as foundation and builds upon it with the elements that are not so well known, providing incredible and sometimes shocking revelations.

For that reason and bravery of this man who risked his life and ruined his future I recommend reading this book to anyone who wants to know the truth about the world in which we live.
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am 3. Februar 2016
Dieses Buch liefert sehr interessante Hintergrundinformationen zu dem Fall die in der üblichen Medienberichterstattung (und auch in der Dokumentation Citizenfour) zu kurz gekommen sind. Man erfährt sehr viel Hintergründiges darüber, wie genau die Veröffentlichungen vor sich gegangen sind und warum so und nicht anders. Die Medienkritik im Zusammenhang mit dem Fall Snowden ist mindestens so interessant wie die Kritik an den Geheimdiensten. Unbedingt lesenswert!
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am 25. Juni 2014
Er gab seine persönliche Freiheit und ein Leben auf Hawai auf, um für seine Prinzipien und die Menschenrechte einzustehen. Vielen Dank Edward, für mich hat eine neue Zeitrechnung begonnen, nun befinden wir uns im Jahre 1 nach Snowden.
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am 28. Mai 2014
At the outset of his new book, Glenn Greenwald quotes Senator Frank Church's 1975 statement, who was critically assessing intelligence activities in the U.S.,

"The United States government has perfected a technological capability that enables us to monitor the message that go through the air. ...That capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything - telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn't matter. There would be no place to hide."

What Edward Snowden has revealed last year in Hong Kong and what Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras had amplified in relentless articles since, first in the Guardian, then in a new, but still largely under construction, enterprise co-founded by Greenwald, The Intercept, and, to a lesser extent the Washington Post and other media outlets such as Germany's Der Spiegel, proves that it has turned meanwhile against Americans and, more important, all of us. Benthem's Panopticon is, it seems, reality. And regardless of whether the U.S. has developed into a totalitarian state (there are strong indications; to list a few, its claim to rightfully and authoritarian act as a single superpower, the endless war on an ill-defined concept such as terrorism, relentless persecution of whistle-blowers, even journalists, despite claiming otherwise, a global assissination campaign targeting even "radical" American citizens; all in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks on U.S. soil) Orwell's worst apprehensions have undoubtedly become true. I vividly remember, when having seen Tony Scott's Enemy of the State of 1998, that I had considered NSA officers' wrongdoings as absurd exaggeration. But was is done right now is exactly what is decribed in the movie. Or worse.

Greenwald's book begins as a spy thriller, and it is said that this part will probably serve as screenplay for a Hollywood movie. There is drama in Greenwald's and Poitras' journey to Hong Kong but Greenwald hyperbolizes. His outright beatification of Edward Snowden is not very credible. Snowden might indeed be an idealist. But what is missing in Greenwald's narrative is complete lack of any desperation of somebody who has decided to live as state enemy in hiding forever. That Greenwald did not identify the ominous "Cincinnatus" as "the source" in the first place even after he had got to know Snowden in person is not credible either. Greenwald continues with the malicious obsession of mainly former head of the NSA, General Keith Alexander, to "collect it all" and how he and his buddies are going to do that while severely violating the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment. I was wondering to what kind of audience the numerous, sometimes gawkish, power point slides were shown, who was to be convinced or trained (specifially in what?) or bored in lenghty lectures. All Noforn and Top secret, of course. IMG_0229"You Should Use Both" (Upstream and PRISM) sounds like a well-intentioned tip of an elementary school teacher. For what purpose? Apparently (and embarrassingly), NSA total surveillance has not prevented a single terrorist assault. Let alone criminal acts. That's what I actually would expect first. Greenwald continues with some philosophical and probably rather superfluous excursion on why total surveillance is deleterious for any vital democracy. That is something here in Europe is know since Nazi and Stalin terror regimes and DDR Stasi. Greenwald is probably right that attempts by NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ to "sniff it all" and "collect it all" must not be regarded harmless given the complete ineffectiveness to prevent terror and crimes. Prevention of terror is thus not the main motive, just a pretext. It is hoped that, in the medium run, any United States government cannot afford to spy on its citizens. On the other hand, U.S. citizens seem to be rather apathetically when it comes to government wrongdoings. What is also of concern is outright appeasement of strong allies such as the German government which seems to be unwilling to show the Obama administration its limits, for instance be granting Edward Snowden asylum. Greenwald continues with his, sad to say, rather justified revile of mainstream media which, with anticipatory obediency, have rather fired the gun at the messenger (Snowden and Greenwald) instead of the NSA. And which no longer are basically adversarial to governments, which is vital for any democracy. The Fourth Estate. Endnotes and and index have been omitted from the text, they can only be found online, just 30 pages which should have been included in the book.
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