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The Snowden reader

Format: Print Book 2015
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction JF1525.W45 S66 2015x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  JF1525.W45 S66 2015x
 
 
Summary

When Edward Snowden began leaking NSA documents in June 2013, his actions sparked impassioned debates about electronic surveillance, national security, and privacy in the digital age. The Snowden Reader looks at Snowden's disclosures and their aftermath. Critical analyses by experts discuss the historical, political, legal, and ethical issues raised by the disclosures. Over forty key documents related to the case are included, with introductory notes explaining their significance: documents leaked by Snowden; responses from the NSA, the Obama administration, and Congress; statements by foreign leaders, their governments, and international organizations; judicial rulings; findings of review committees; and Snowden's own statements. This book provides a valuable introduction and overview for anyone who wants to go beyond the headlines to understand this historic episode.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In June 2013, concerned about electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, a private contractor with the NSA, began leaking agency documents. His actions sparked worldwide debate about the same issues that concerned Snowden, namely, balancing the need for national security and the right to privacy in the digital age. Legal scholar Fidler offers a look at more than 40 key documents related to the Snowden case, including leaked documents and responses by U.S. government agencies, foreign leaders, and international organizations. The collection also includes Snowden's statements defending his actions and analysis of the broader issue of protecting whistle-blowers. The collection includes historical context for concerns about government surveillance from the Cold War era to the complexities of geopolitics in the digital age as well as the legal and political implications of Snowden's actions and global reaction to the leak. Although a bit academic in parts, this collection is a valuable resource for citizens concerned about data collection by government and commercial entities and its impact on privacy.--Bush, Vanessa Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "When National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden pulled back the curtain on an array of secret U.S. domestic and international spying programs in June 2013, he "unleashed, as he hoped, a worldwide debate about state surveillance in the context of technological advances." His disclosures to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras have triggered his own exile to Russia, while his revelations continue to reverberate from the highest levels of government to the most vigilant privacy activists and legal scholars. Indiana University law professor Fidler has taken a vital early step with this collection of essays, analyses, and annotated primary documents, which sheds light on the full implications of Snowden's disclosures, though Fidler is quick to point out that "more than a year into the journey into this secret world... we do not have clarity about what it all means." Essays by Fidler and others variously touch on the "imaginary" balance of security and liberty, American foreign policy, and civil disobedience, scratching the surface of numerous complex issues in an accessible manner. The primary documents, some written in stultifying legalese and the grim obfuscation of government bureaucracy, are easier to evaluate and critique after the introductory essays, without being any less troubling in what they suggest about the Orwellian proportions of the modern-day U.S. surveillance apparatus and the status of privacy in the digital age. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Snowden, Edward J., -- 1983-
United States. -- National Security Agency/Central Security Service.
Whistle blowing -- United States.
Leaks (Disclosure of information) -- United States.
Electronic surveillance -- United States.
Publisher Bloomington :2015
Contributors Fidler, David P., editor.
Language English
Description xxi, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780253017314
0253017319
9780253017376
0253017378
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