Permanent record
—Snowden, Edward J., 1983- author.
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2020
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In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it. Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online--a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet's conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.

Item Details
Subjects:
Electronic surveillance -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Government information -- United States.
Leaks (Disclosure of information) -- United States.
Snowden, Edward J., 1983-
United States. National Security Agency -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Whistle blowing -- United States.
Genre:
Autobiographies.
ISBN:
9781250772909
Edition:
First Picador paperback edition.
Description:
x, 339 pages ; 21 cm
Notes:
"Published in 2019 by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, LLC"--Title page verso.
Contents:
Part 1. Looking through the window
The invisible wall
Beltway boy
American online
Hacking
Incomplete
9/11
9/12
X-rays
Cleared and in love
Part 2. The system
Homo contractus
Indoc
The count of the hill
Geneva
Tokyo
Home on the cloud
On the couch
Part 3. The tunnel
Heartbeat
Whistleblowing
Fourth estate
Read, write, execute
Encrypt
The boy
Hong Kong
Moscow
From the diaries of Lindsey Mills
Love and exile.
Link to PAC
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