Edward Snowden’s memoir coming in September: ‘Permanent Record’

Aug 08, 2019 | Posted by Cristina in Articles

Edward Snowden wrote a book… and we can’t wait to get our hands (and eyes) on it!

Permanent Record‘ is the name of his memoir, where he shares the story of his life, including his role in building a system designed for mass surveillance, and what led to his crisis of conscience, motivating him to bring it down.

His book will be out on September 17th and you can pre-order it here (you can find other links at Macmillan Publishers).

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Edward Snowden is an American known for leaking highly classified information from the NSA (National Security Agency) in 2013, when he was a CIA employee and NSA contractor. His disclosure revealed the U.S. government programs pursued for global surveillance in cooperation with multiple companies and governments, to collect every phone call, text message, and email ever sent. This ignited the necessary (and inevitable) debate regarding the line between privacy and national security.

Snowden has been granted Russian asylum and is currently living in Moscow. He’s the president of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, an organization with a mission to protect journalists from hacking and government surveillance.

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