Permanent Record


THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLEREdward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.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.

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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLEREdward Snowden, the person who risked every thing to reveal the US authorities’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the primary time the story of his life, together with how he helped to construct that system and what motivated him to attempt to convey it down.In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence institution and revealed that america authorities was secretly pursuing the means to gather each single telephone name, textual content message, and electronic mail. The outcome could be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the power to pry into the personal lives of each particular person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to construct this method and why he was moved to reveal it.Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his maturity, Everlasting Document is the extraordinary account of a shiny younger man who grew up on-line – a person who turned a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Web’s conscience. Written with wit, grace, ardour, and an unflinching candor, Everlasting Document is a vital memoir of our digital age and destined to be a traditional.

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