Glenn Greenwald “The Reason They Hate Us Is… BECAUSE WE’RE SOOOO FREE!”

Glenn Greenwald spoke about privacy, security, and government surveillance to an audience in Ottawa, Canada. His speech came shortly after the shooting of a Canadian soldier near Parliament. He also talked about concerns of mass surveillance programs in Canada’s surveillance agency, known as CSEC. Following his speech, he took questions from the audience on former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, Canada’s role in mass surveillance, and working with Canadian journalists to disclose information about invasive surveillance of Canadian citizens. Canadian freelance journalist Jesse Brown moderated the event.