In June 2013, Edward Snowden was sitting in his room at the Mira hotel in Hong Kong, watching the world react to the first of his explosive leaks about the NSA’s out-of-control surveillance, when he was tipped off that the NSA might be closing in on him.
Snowden’s identity as the source of the documents was still unknown to the public. But through a “net-connected device” he installed at his now-abandoned home in Hawaii to watch out for the watchers — presumably an IP surveillance camera with microphone — he knew when two people from the NSA showed up at the house looking for him, an NSA “police officer” and someone from human resources.
This is one of the new details revealed in No Place to Hide, the much-anticipated book by journalist Glenn Greenwald, who worked with Snowden and documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras to publish a number of blockbuster stories about the NSA.
"According to Glenn Greenwald, reporting in The Guardian: 'A June 2010 report from the head of the NSA's Access and Target Development department is shockingly explicit. The NSA routinely receives – or intercepts – routers, servers, and other computer network devices being exported from the US before they are delivered to the international customers. The agency then implants backdoor surveillance tools, repackages the devices with a factory seal, and sends them on. The NSA thus gains access to entire networks and all their users. The document gleefully observes that some "SIGINT tradecraft is very hands-on (literally!)".'"
The keynote is in transcript/transcript.md.
I've edited the speech a (tiny) little bit for clarity.
The last transcribed timestamp appears in the commit message alongside the `transcript' folder. My progress so far is thus indicated by the time displayed in the commit mess
Depuis cinq mois, perché sur les hauteurs de Rio de Janeiro, Glenn Greenwald, 46 ans, publie chaque jour sa dose de révélations sulfureuses. L'ancien avocat, ex-blogueur reconverti dans le journalisme de combat au Guardian, est devenu une superstar médiatique. Nourri par Edward Snowden, un ancien analyste de la National Security Agency, il révèle au monde entier l'ampleur de la surveillance à laquelle se livre la plus secrète des agences de renseignement américaines