Defending the NSA Leaks Glenn Greenwald to Haaretz: Why Whistleblower Snowden Came to Me

How a meeting with a young computer expert in Hong Kong changed the life of a Guardian journalist.

One muggy day in May, the journalist Glenn Greenwald and the documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras stood outside a restaurant in a Hong Kong mall, waiting for a man who would be carrying a Rubik’s Cube. According to the instructions they had received, they were supposed to ask him what time the restaurant would open. He would reply and add a warning: The food is lousy.