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"Don’t see anything on Cryptome about Greenwald.", and later replies by Diaspora* user
IN A SIMILAR (BUT ACTIVE/ANALYTIC) APPROACH, WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN ANSWERING REPLIES THAT ELIMINATE_s THE POSSIBILITIES OF “OTHER” SOURCES OF INFORMATION.
NO, WE ARE NOT OPPOSED TO THE WORK OF THE INTERCEPT.
WE ARE CRITICAL ON THE INTERCEPT’S INTENTIONS AND ARCHITECTURE.
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WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN ANSWERING REPLIES THAT USE THE “CONTROL-F” COMMAND TO ACHIEVE PROPER RESEARCH .
IS BEYOND ETHICS.
IS THE MONEY TO ACCESS PUBLIC INFORMATION.
IS NOT “EDWARD SNOWDEN LEAKS” ANYMORE.
IS EDWARD SNOWDEN LEAK$
VIDEO: ᚏCuratorial Control Over Edward Snowden: Journalism + Neoliberalism, Milking the Leaksᚏ
【 http://www.tecno-grafias.com/ 】□ Presents
ᚏ Curatorial Control Over Edward Snowden: Journalism + Neoliberalism, Milking the Leaks ᚏ
〼 THE EXPOSURE AND POPULARIZATION OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE LAST 8 YEARS COULD BE CONCEIVED AS A POSITIVE ADVANTAGE ABOUT THE OPENNESS/ABUSE OF GLOBAL GOVERNMENTAL ESPIONAGE TACTICS. NEVERTHELESS, THIS MEDIATED AND ELABORATED PERCEPTION SUGGEST THAT THE MASSIVE LEAKS OF DOCUMENTS SAW THE LIGHT WITHOUT INTERMEDIARIES. YOU’VE BEEN VERY CRITICAL ABOUT THE WAY IN WHICH THE SNOWDEN LEAKS HAVE BEEN RELEASED, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THE DOCUMENTS ARE NOW ADDED INTO A NEOLIBERAL MODEL TO GET ECONOMIC INCOMES THROUGH BOOK DEALS, FILMS, ART EXHIBITIONS, NEWS PLATFORMS, ETC. IN THIS FRAME, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT GLENN GREENWALD AND LAURA POITRAS ’TRANSPARENCY’ DISCOURSES TOWARDS THE SNOWDEN DOCUMENTS?
❝ CRYPTOME: Glenn Greenwald reveals in No Place to Hide that when it seemed there was a chance The Guardian might not publish his first articles from Hong Kong about the Snowden NSA documents, he considered creating NSAdisclosures.com, a website where articles could be released without the help of existing media outlets by using volunteer editors, lawyers, researches and financial backers. At the end of the day, as we know, Snowden's deal was negotiated within existing media's more conventional frameworks. The fine print of the deal remains a mystery. As for the domain NSAdisclosures.com, some unknown person subsequently acquired it and now, quite irreverently, automatically redirects to the SnowdenTally project Cryptome initiated in October 2013 to keep tabs on journalism's handling of the Snowden cache. Amusingly self- referential!
What would have become of the Snowden material had NSAdisclosures.com launched as an independent experimental platform for robust archiving and distribution? This question reminds us that Cincinnatus was one of Snowden's chosen aliases during his initial contacts with media, referencing a Roman who, we're told, used political power in the public interest. How vigorously has the public interest been served by the journalistic strategy implemented to validate and regulate the NSA disclosures, from early Guardian articles to the waning output at The Intercept and the rising First Look Media entertainment complex?
Greenwald claims Snowden “stressed that it was vital to publish the documents journalistically – meaning working with the media and writing articles that provided the context for the materials, rather than just publishing them in bulk.” We're told Snowden believed this would be the more orderly, more rational approach. After all, he was to have stated, he could have published the NSA material en masse himself. Finally, Snowden felt journalistic responsibility would minimize risk of harm to innocents caused by the revelations.
Journalism's status as the “responsible” sine qua non of public interest needs to be vigorously debated as long as Snowden continues to make demands for proprietary control of 'his' taxpayer-funded trove, including through instructions to media proxies. It's possible he may intend to surrender the balance of the files to the US government in exchange for prosecutorial leniency and the chance to return to the US from his Moscow exile. After calling for full disclosure of the NSA cache for some time, we're pleased that The Intercept released a new tranche of files in May 2016.
Nevertheless, Snowden evidently rejected more experimental modes of distribution by self-organizing multitudes in favor of what, in retrospect, appears to have turned out to be a cynical journalistic process of maximizing curatorial control over the goose named Exclusive Scoop in order to claim all her golden eggs – including full spectrum product tie-ins from publicity, celebrity, accolades and awards to movie rights and royalties. Cryptome recently obtained documents from the public record that reveal Greenwald's 2015 base salary at the non-profit The Intercept to be $490,000. This is hardly consistent with the acts of civic humility attributed to Cincinnatus.❞
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