Friday, December 20, 2013

Glenn Greenwald: NSA Creates Blackmail Risk for Women Who Get Abortions

Newsmax reports:
Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who introduced the world to National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and his classified revelations, testified to the European Union's parliament that NSA metadata collection is ideally suited for identifying women who've had abortions and using that information against them.

Collecting metadata "is the supreme priority of the agency precisely because it enables the NSA to invade people's privacy more effectively than the interception of content," Greenwald said in his remote video testimony Wednesday to a committee of parliament conducting an inquiry on electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens.