8 Thought-Provoking Quotes From the Surveillance vs. Privacy Debate


Somebody called it the “ultimate” NSA debate

It put Glenn Greenwald, one of the first journalists to receive the treasure trove of NSA documents from Edward Snowden, face to face with the former NSA chief Michael Hayden, who led the NSA before and after 9/11. The two took part in a two-on-two debate, joined by Reddit founder and Internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, and Alan Dershowitz, a prominent lawyer and a professor at Harvard Law School.

During the hour and a half debate, the four tried to convince the around 2,500 attendees who watched it live in Toronto — as well as all the others who followed online — whether surveillance is legitimate or not. Greenwald and Ohanian were on the “con” side, and Hayden and Dershowitz on the “pro” side. …

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