Everything You Need To Know About The NSA, Explained And Visualized

The journalist who broke, and continues to break, the NSA Snowden leaks may be off to Greenwald–ier pastures with the launch of his exciting new journalism venture, but on Friday the Guardian published an incredible NSA explainer that breaks down and visualizes some of the newest, and most important aspects, of the Snowden revelations. If you've been confused, it might be a good place to start. "NSA Files: Decoded" takes a straightforward and elegant approach to summing up the wealth of leaks that have been dominating public discourse since June. It begins with a short video of congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D–CA) arguing that how the NSA's sweeping surveillance programs affect everyone directly––namely by violating an expectation (as guaranteed by the Constitution) of protection from unreasonable search and seizure, she says. As the piece continues, we hear from and watch numerous security experts, a former NSA attorney, journalists, and politicians explain why the average citizen ought to care. But the explainer's greatest strengths may be its simple video presentation and interactive graphics. For the video production, the Guardian credits Bob Sacha, the multimedia journalist who also produced Reuters' "Bearing Witness: 5 Years of the Iraq War," an interactive feature that was nominated for a National News Emmy award four years ago. A team of interactive reporters contributed to the graphics, which detail how metadata is collected and viewed, as well as related spying... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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