Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:50PM
The Guardian’s reporter Glenn Greenwald
The Guardian reporter who published the revelations of former US spy Edward Snowden about America’s global surveillance programs has pledged to disclose more in his upcoming book.
The book, which is still untitled, will be published in March 2014 by Metropolitan Books, a unit of the Macmillan group.
The book will contain “new revelations exposing the extraordinary cooperation of private industry and the far-reaching consequences of the government’s program, both domestically and abroad,” a statement by the publisher said.
Glenn Greenwald, the writer of the book, and his colleague Ewen MacAskill interviewed Snowden, a former contractor at the National Security Agency, over several days in Hong Kong after his arrival from the US.
Greenwald is an investigative journalist who has been covering NSA surveillance programs for more than a decade.
Snowden said the NSA collected data on phone calls of all Americans, spied on all the Internet traffic across the world, checked billions of text messages of Chinese cell phone users and checked the communication by European Union offices in the US and Europe.
The top-secret documents leaked by Snowden disclosed the NSA’s PRISM program in which the agency acquired data from Internet giants like Microsoft, Google and Facebook.
However, since arriving in Moscow on June 23, he has stopped the revelations.
According to Metropolitan, Greenwald is the only reporter to have been given the complete set of Snowden’s documents.