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Journalist Glenn Greenwald to host Reddit Q&A about NSA files

Guardian reporter will field questions during an "Ask Me Anything" discussion on the social news site.

Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian columnist who broke the NSA surveillance story. CBS

If like many people, you have questions about the confidential files detailing the National Security Agency's data-gathering activities, Tuesday may hold one of your best opportunities for answers.

Glenn Greenwald, one of a handful of journalists who were provided the documents by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, will host a Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything") on Tuesday about the leaked files, The Guardian announced in a tweet Monday evening.

It's likely Greenwald will also discuss some of the pressure he's been under since he began publishing reports about the leaked files in June, including the forced destruction of a laptop that belonged to his newspaper and the nine-hour detention of his partner while changing planes at London's Heathrow airport in August.

Greenwald has said that Snowden, a former government contractor, has very sensitive "blueprints" describing how the agency operates. Snowden has "literally thousands of documents" that constitute "basically the instruction manual for how the NSA is built" that could aid in duplicating or evading NSA surveillance tactics, Greenwald told the Associated Press in July.

(Via The Verge)