Glenn Greenwald Leaving Guardian

    American journalist Glenn Greenwald, right, speaks to a congressional committee investigating reports based on documents, leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, showing that Brazil was targeted by spy agencies from the U.S., Britain and Canada, at Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. At left his Greenwald's partner David Miranda. Greenwald, the who broke the first stories about the NSA's global spy program, told the committee that the U.S. government "lies" when it says that the aim of the NSA spy program is to combat terrorism.  (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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    It’s really too bad somebody leaked this before he was ready to announce. Glenn Greenwald, the crusading blogger who came to international recognition this year for his part in the NSA leaks from Edward Snowden, is leaving his perch at the London-based Guardian. Greenwald will join a new media venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, though specifics about the project are still unknown. In a blog post on Tuesday, Greenwald said that he was given a "once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity" and had to go for it. Both Greenwald and the Guardian said the parting is amicable. Never one to over-hype his next big thing, he says that, “When people hear what it is, there is almost no journalist who would say no to it.” 

    Read it at Reuters