NSA Files Decoded: What the Revelations Mean to You

Ewen Macaskill, Gabriel Dance, http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/blog/, Nov 02, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Edward Snowden's revelations about NSA spying on ordinary citizens and world leaders has been a sensational story from day one. But the details behind the stgory are sometimes arcane and mysterious. This report from the Guardian - which has taken the lead in breaking the story - goes a long way toward making the details clearer. It's also an exercise in innovative multimedia journalism that sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. It's work looking at as an example of how to present a set of complex ideas in a multimedia format. It's also worth a look if only to understand the nature of surveillance online.  Because the NSA isn't the only player doing this.

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