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3 May, 2014

Glenn Greenwald debates ex-NSA director on state surveillance — RT USA

The ongoing debate over whether Americans should value privacy or security stretched into Toronto, Canada Friday night when four of the most influential voices on the matter sat down to discuss the leaked NSA surveillance programs and their fallout.

Former National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency chief Michael Hayden joined with Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz to argue that the ongoing surveillance programs first revealed in June last year by Edward Snowden are necessary to prevent terrorism.

Arguing that national security is merely an excuse for an “insatiable appetite for data” was Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Glenn Greenwald – one of the few journalists working with Snowden who now works at The Intercept, a magazine on FirstLook.org.

via Glenn Greenwald debates former NSA director Michael Hayden on state surveillance — RT USA.