"Glenn Greenwald, the reporter and blogger on the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, is leaving Britain's Guardian newspaper to join a new media venture."
"Reuters that the project will be funded by billionaire philanthropist Pierre Omidyar. The 46-year-old Omidyar founded auction site eBay in 1995 and became a billionaire at the age of 31 during the site's 1998 initial public offering.
Forbes . He has funded journalism projects before through his , a "philanthropic investment firm" he runs with his wife, Pamela."