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Not even Edward Snowden is above snapping a selfie
One of us! One of us!
A photo has been released of the former NSA contactor-turned-whistleblower, whose leak of vast swathes of top-secret documents about covert U.S. surveillance operations have made him alternately revered and reviled the world over. He’s accompanied in the photo by journalist Glenn Greenwald and documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras—to whom Snowden leaked the documents, and who have led the reporting on them—and Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda.
Greenwald has confirmed on Twitter that it is indeed a true selfie, and was taken by Snowden himself.
@free_snowden It was actually a selfie, taking by Snowden.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 22, 2014
Last week, Glenn Greenwald’s book, No Place to Hide, was released, documenting the story of the initial leak and the Guardian’s reporting of it, as well as providing more details about the NSA’s surveillance programs and arguing why readers should care about the operations.
Greenwald, who now reports at The Intercept, also recently revealed that the U.S. government is recording all telephone calls in the Bahamas, Kenya, Mexico and the Philipines—and one more unidentified country that Greenwald decided not to disclose the identity of because doing so would apparently lead to “deaths.”
Photo via David Miranda/Facebook
Rob Price is a technology and politics reporter who served as the U.K.-based morning editor for the Daily Dot until 2014. He now works as the news editor for Business Insider, and his work has appeared in Vice, Slate, the Washington Post, and the Independent.