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Permanent Record | Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US governments 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 onlinea man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internets 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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Trashcanman
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I am really enjoying this book and can't believe just how much of our Information is able to be accessed by the government without a warrant or probable cause. Privacy is dead, anonymity is dead.

Trashcanman @LauraJ I hav not but it seems to have poor review, well on Litsy anyways. Do you recommend it? 7d
LauraJ @Trashcanman It‘s overwritten, but the core info is solid. 7d
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Trashcanman @LauraJ Sweet ,I'll stack it. 7d
Trashcanman @LauraJ Thank you 7d
cathysaid Today I went to lunch with a couple of people from work. I drove. Plugged my phone in to map address (Apple Car Play) and enabled directions. Convo in car involved stories about living in/visiting New Mexico. Within two minutes of returning to office after lunch, I got a robocall from a Santa Fe number. WTF?!? I don‘t enable Siri on any of my devices. Coincidence? When I live in ATL? Um...big ‘ol NOPE. 5d
Trashcanman @cathysaid I don't believe in coincidence, that's why we don't have any of those Alexa shits in the house. But shit 4d
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Trashcanman
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That's fascinating and scary too!

Cortg This book definitely made me think twice about my online usage 🤔 1w
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Trashcanman
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Couldn't agree more.

Leftcoastzen 👏👍 1w
CarolynM Yes. It's infuriating and scary. 1w
Texreader Agreed 1w
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What a great listen! It was fascinating to hear him talk about the Maryland suburbs he grew up in b/c I‘m from the same area. I always thought it was an incredibly brave thing he did. He explains the technology stuff in such a way that any1 could understand it. He did a good job of balancing his personal life w/ the technology explanations. I liked the journal entries from his girlfriend. He had candor and wit throughout too which was a nice touch

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“Ultimately, saying that you don‘t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different from saying you don‘t care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.”
Wow, I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would and what an act of bravery. His writing style made me feel like I was there experiencing the things he experienced.

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SamAnne
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Just starting this. Lots of long drives for work this week so queuing up some audio books. Milk Man by Anna Burns will be my fiction option.

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kaysworld1
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I have always been a great supporter of anyone who tries to do the right thing even if it gets them in to trouble.
Right the wrongs I always say! People should know the truth.

#currentlyreading #snowden #librarybook #readingthelibrary #truthalways #nomorelies #CIA #whistleblower #reading 🕷️📚🤫

Slajaunie Agreed! 2mo
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BookishTrish
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A little late but I‘m happy to see I read so much during this crazy month

SamAnne Lots of driving for work this week and planning to listen to this as well as Patti Smith's Just Kids. Oh, and How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan is in the cue too! I like to mix and match.
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Floresj
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Although I may not agree with every point he makes, Snowden makes me think about my rights, privacy, national security, heroes, and tech like no other. Written in a manner than translates the tech so one can understand how truly terrifying mass surveillance is, Snowden draws you in. Saying you don‘t have anything to hide means that you don‘t need privacy is like saying you don‘t have anything to say so you don‘t need free speech. Well done.

SamAnne Starting this audio book today on a drive! 2mo
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SqueakyChu
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So excited to have received this book as a birthday present. Snowden‘s book Is just as good as I hoped it would be. It‘s one I plan to make a part of my permanent collection, although I will share it with friends of mine who want to read it.

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Cortg
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Curiosity got the best of me in this one! Going into the book, I thought I would find him to be whiney but, nope, not at all. He brought up some good points and just made me that much more aware with my computer usage. He also did a good job of explaining high tech concepts to those that may not be very techie and it was a bonus to hear him talk about my surroundings since he essentially grew up in my backyard.

SamAnne He is very well-spoken. I“m looking forward to starting the audio book today on a long drive. Really enjoyed his Fresh Air Interview. 2mo
Cortg @SamAnne Drive safe and enjoy! 2mo
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KimM
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“Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.”
― Edward Snowden

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BookishTrish
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Friday nights #momlife

kaysworld1 I have this reserved at the library it's not available till sometime in January! 🤦 4mo
BookishTrish @kaysworld1 I was lucky enough to have the first hold somehow?!? 3mo
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suresh1163
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He attempts to justify his breach of trust with his govt and his country. He does raise some very pertinent issues relating to mass surveillance of all citizens.

Deep in a tunnel under a pineapple field — a subterranean Pearl Harbor-era former airplane factory — I sat at a terminal from which I had practically unlimited access to the communications of nearly every man, woman and child on earth who'd ever dialed a phone or touched a computer."

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MicrobeMom Still true! 4mo
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