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ENDNOTES FOR NEWS OF DEVILS (including updates and corrections)

January 1 2015: new paperback and ebook editions published. Addition to Chapter 1: references to the Bourne films and Person Of Interest. See endnotes 24, 32 and 35 for other corrections and updates.

1.      http://web.archive.org/web/20070103071501/http://duncan.gn.apc.org/echelon-dc.htm

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/16/politics/16program.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

2.      Larry Cox. See: http://www.martykaiser.com/enemy.htm and https://vticcae.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/cox-saic-bio-010810.pdf

3.      https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/11/usa-freedom-act-week-whats-come-and-what-you-need-know

4.      http://online.wsj.com/articles/michael-v-hayden-and-michael-b-mukasey-nsa-reform-that-only-isis-could-love-1416268847

5.      Goldacre interviewed in the documentary ‘See You In Court’, BBC One, May 3 2011.

6.      http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/secret-documents-nsa-targeted-germany-and-eu-buildings-a-908609.html

7.      http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1600674-glenn-greenwald-snowden-tiene-informacion-para-causar-mas-dano

8.      http://bigstory.ap.org/article/greenwald-snowden-docs-contain-nsa-blueprint An accompanying video can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoxP70oojfY (‘Greenwald: Snowden Has NSA Blueprint’)

9.      Ibid.

10.   http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1600674-glenn-greenwald-snowden-tiene-informacion-para-causar-mas-dano

11.   https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/534753327066931200

12.   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/magazine/laura-poitras-snowden.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0&pagewanted=all

13.   Edward Lucas – his ebook on the saga, The Snowden Operation, is subtitled ‘Inside the West's Greatest Intelligence Disaster’.

14.   http://bigstory.ap.org/article/media-sometimes-try-fail-keep-nsas-secrets

15.   http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/25/greenwald-snowden-s-files-are-out-there-if-anything-happens-to-him.html

16.   http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/16/nsa-dmitry-medvedev-g20-summit

17.   Ibid.

18.   Ibid.

19.   http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/jun/16/gchq-intercepted-communications-g20-summits

20.   https://www.nsa.gov/about/values/index.shtml

21.   http://www.gchq.gov.uk/how_we_work/running_the_business/oversight/Pages/the-law.aspx

22.   http://www.infowars.com/wayne-madsen-link-between-breivik-and-israeli-mossad Michael Moynihan wrote an excellent dissection of this fiasco: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/01/nsa-nutjob-anatomy-of-a-fake-observer-story.html

23.   http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/01/european-private-data-america

24.   CORRECTION: This sentence originally stated that Poitras had been subject to surveillance by the NSA at this time. My thanks to Alan Kurtz for pointing out to me on Twitter that there is no proof that that particular agency was monitoring Poitras then. For more about her being questioned by border agents and the Department of Homeland Security, see http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/20/detained_in_the_us_filmmaker_laura

25.   http://www.nytimes.com/video/arts/100000001028097/laura-poitras.html

26.   http://creativetimereports.org/2012/11/28/an-interview-with-laura-poitras

27.   Ibid.

28.   Ibid.

29.   http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/opinion/the-national-security-agencys-domestic-spying-program.html?_r=0

30.   http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/opinion/the-national-security-agencys-domestic-spying-program.html

31.   http://www.wired.com/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1;

http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2013/jun/09/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-interview-video

32.   CORRECTION: The word ‘refute’ was accidentally omitted from this sentence. My thanks again to Alan Kurtz for pointing it out.

33.   http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/20/holder-secrets

34.   Chapter 1, ‘Contact’, No Place To Hide by Glenn Greenwald (Penguin, 2014)

35.  UPDATE. New text: ‘Laura Poitras’ experiences of being repeatedly stopped and questioned by government agents informed the documentaries she made before Snowden appeared on the scene, and in them she focused on narrative journeys revolving around interviewees for whom she felt a strong connection. That’s all well and good in those documentaries – her Binney film, for instance, was labeled an ‘Op-Doc’ because like an op-ed it contained her own opinions rather than being hard news. But as the Snowden story developed, Poitras switched from being a storyteller-cum-artist to a straight journalist, with her name on the bylines of several news reports on the Snowden documents, at Der Spiegel, The Intercept and elsewhere. In doing so, I wonder if she put aside her pre-existing bias towards the agency she wanted to make ‘a little bit angry’, her caring about Snowden and her penchant for empathizing so thoroughly with the subjects she covers.

This paragraph is new to this edition, as I realised that I hadn’t made it clear enough that Poitras switched approaches and has been one of the major bylines in straight news reports about the Snowden documents. My thanks to Willard Foxton and Max Dunbar for their feedback on this.

36.   http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-with-whistleblower-edward-snowden-on-global-spying-a-910006.html

37.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s976iyaO39A

38.   http://www.democracynow.org/2012/4/20/we_do_not_live_in_a

39.   http://www.boell.de/en/whatever-happened-privacy

40.   Ibid. Thanks to Martin Keegan for deciphering the word ‘Zersetzung’ in the clip.

41.   http://www.salon.com/2012/04/08/u_s_filmmaker_repeatedly_detained_at_border

42.   http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/dec/04/us-constitution-and-civil-liberties

43.   http://www.salon.com/2010/07/19/secrecy_6/

44.   There are many examples of this, but I discuss a few here: http://www.jeremy-duns.com/blog/2014/5/30/some-thoughts-on-the-reporting-of-prism?rq=greenwald His characterisation of the 2010 Washington Post excerpt is particularly misleading, as the entire idea in the original was to point out how bureaucracy has made over-collection unmanageable and near-useless. For examples of Greenwald citing sources he hasn’t read – including citing three sources saying the same thing because he hadn’t realised two simply cited the original findings of the third – see this blogpost: http://www.jeremy-duns.com/blog/2014/5/30/the-perils-of-googledemia?rq=greenwald

45.   https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/522446923610202112

46.   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/07/business/media/anti-surveillance-activist-is-at-center-of-new-leak.html?_r=1&

47.   https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/529768277740756992 He linked to this Reuters article: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/11/04/yemen-attack-drones-idUKL6N0SU1YQ20141104

48.   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/28/opinion/a-conversation-in-lieu-of-a-column.html

49.   Ibid.

50.   http://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/2005/12/true-character-of-european-left.html

51.   http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/tom-ricks-glenn-greenwald-edward-snowden

52.   For example: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/224959524069588992

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/439110549419606016

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/433625820972580864

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/401150706779815936

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/392757657154490368

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/380841278943920128

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/376331652143673345

53.   http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/aug/21/human-rights-critics-russia-ecuador

54.   http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/apr/03/sam-harris-muslim-animus

55.   On Power and Ideology by Noam Chomsky, p51 (Black Rose Books, 1990)

56.   https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/529414514249191424

57.   http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/politics/2014/09/turkey-usa-iraq-syria-isis-fuller.html#

58.   http://www.3news.co.nz/tvshows/thenation/interview-glenn-greenwald-2014091311

59.   Chapter 1, No Place To Hide by Greenwald.

60.   Ibid.

61.   http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/event/901/14

62.   No Place To Hide by Greenwald.

63.   http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/event/901/14

64.   ‘“Perhaps I am naive,” he replied, “but I believe that at this point in history, the greatest danger to our freedom and way of life comes from the reasonable fear of omniscient State powers kept in check by nothing more than policy documents.”’ and ‘“It is not that I do not value intelligence, but that I oppose . . . omniscient, automatic, mass surveillance. . . . ”’: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/code-name-verax-snowden-in-exchanges-with-post-reporter-made-clear-he-knew-risks/2013/06/09/c9a25b54-d14c-11e2-9f1a-1a7cdee20287_story.html

65.   http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/event/901/14

66.   Ibid.

67.   http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/25/greenwald-snowden-s-files-are-out-there-if-anything-happens-to-him.html

68.   http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/17/edward-snowden-nsa-files-whistleblower

69.   http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/exclusive-uks-secret-mideast-internet-surveillance-base-is-revealed-in-edward-snowden-leaks-8781082.html The following few paragraphs on this are adapted from a blogpost I wrote in August 2013: http://www.jeremy-duns.com/blog/2014/5/30/what-if-glenn-greenwald-is-wrong-about-a-national-security-threat?rq=greenwald

70.   http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/23/uk-government-independent-military-base

71.   Ibid.

72.   http://www.theguardian.com/info/guardian-editorial-code

73.   https://freedom.press/blog/2014/01/edward-snowden-join-daniel-ellsberg-others-freedom-press-foundations-board-directors

74.   http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/09/edward-snowden-nsa-whistleblower-surveillance

75.   http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/10/on_a_slippery_slope_to_a

76.   http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/code-name-verax-snowden-in-exchanges-with-post-reporter-made-clear-he-knew-risks/2013/06/09/c9a25b54-d14c-11e2-9f1a-1a7cdee20287_story.html

77.   http://nytimes.com/2013/09/06/us/nsa-foils-much-internet-encryption.html

78.   http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/event/901/14 Thank you to Cryptome for pointing me to this information.

79.   http://www.3news.co.nz/tvshows/thenation/interview-glenn-greenwald-2014091311

80.   http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/black-budget-summary-details-us-spy-networks-successes-failures-and-objectives/2013/08/29/7e57bb78-10ab-11e3-8cdd-bcdc09410972_story.html

81.   The following paragraphs on this are adapted and expanded from my June 2013 blogpost: http://www.jeremy-duns.com/blog/2014/5/30/some-thoughts-on-the-reporting-of-prism?rq=greenwald

82.   http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/verizon-providing-all-call-records-to-us-under-court-order/2013/06/05/98656606-ce47-11e2-8845-d970ccb04497_story.html

83.   http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/us-intelligence-mining-data-from-nine-us-internet-companies-in-broad-secret-program/2013/06/06/3a0c0da8-cebf-11e2-8845-d970ccb04497_story.html

84.   http://www.wired.com/2014/10/snowdens-first-emails-to-poitras/

85.   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/08/technology/tech-companies-bristling-concede-to-government-surveillance-efforts.html?_r=1&

86.   http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/12/microsoft-twitter-rivals-nsa-requests With thanks to Little Green Footballs, who spotted this: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/42121_The_Guardian_quietly_walks_back_their_PRISM_overreach_without_correcting_previous_reporting

87.   http://piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/06/glenn-greenwald-on-the-nsa-and-prism-its-well-past-time-that-we-have-a-debate-about-whether-thats-the-kind-of-country-and-world-in-which-we-want-to-live/?hpt=pm_mid

88.   http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2013/06/how_people_read_online_why_you_won_t_finish_this_article.html

89.   http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/14/5411934/youre-not-going-to-read-this

90.   http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/27/nsa-gchq-smartphone-app-angry-birds-personal-data

91.   Ibid.

92.   http://www.propublica.org/article/spy-agencies-probe-angry-birds-and-other-apps-for-personal-data

93.   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/world/spy-agencies-scour-phone-apps-for-personal-data.html?_r=0

94.   Ibid.

95.   I can think of two exceptions. One is the ‘LOVEINT’ story: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/08/23/nsa-officers-sometimes-spy-on-love-interests The number of cases where that was done deliberately seems very small, however. The other is the Washington Post story on ‘incidental collection’: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-nsa-intercepted-data-those-not-targeted-far-outnumber-the-foreigners-who-are/2014/07/05/8139adf8-045a-11e4-8572-4b1b969b6322_story.html This is more alarming, and raises questions of where one draws the line in surveillance – the comparison with the FBI’s requirement to stop listening to a wiretapped call in a criminal investigation if a suspect’s partner or child is using the phone is an apt one, and would be worth emulating, I think. But it isn’t an easy problem to solve, as that example illustrates: it’s rather hard to conduct surveillance on a suspect and not also see what is going on around them. It’s also worth noting the many caveats in that Washington Post story as to how much valuable intelligence was being collected – this rather goes against Glenn Greenwald’s idea that the entire NSA is using surveillance of communications as a pretext to spy on innocent civilians.

96.   http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/angry-birds-nsa-surveillance-question-jay-carney-102671.html#ixzz3Hr151xgJ

97.   http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/angry-bird-told-nsa-youre/story?id=22251583

98.   http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1259508/edward-snowden-us-government-has-been-hacking-hong-kong-and-china?page=all

99.   http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/25/greenwald-snowden-s-files-are-out-there-if-anything-happens-to-him.html

100.                http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530403/post-reporter-lana-lam-tells-her-journey-secret-world-edward-snowden

101.                http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nsa-spied-on-chinese-government-and-networking-firm-huawei-a-960199.html

102.                http://www.cbsnews.com/news/huawei-probed-for-security-espionage-risk