Permanent record

by Snowden, Edward J., 1983-

Format: Book on CD 2019
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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CLP - Lawrenceville Audiovisual Collection (CD) JF1525.W45 S655 2019bx
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
Call Number  (CD) JF1525.W45 S655 2019bx
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks (CD) JF1525.W45 S655 2019bx
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
Call Number  (CD) JF1525.W45 S655 2019bx
Community Library of Castle Shannon Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's) BOOK-ON-DISC 327.1273 Snowden (9)
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Collection  Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's)
Call Number  BOOK-ON-DISC 327.1273 Snowden (9)
Monroeville Public Library Audio CD 353.46 SNOWDEN
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Collection  Audio
Call Number  CD 353.46 SNOWDEN
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD 327.1273 Sno
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Call Number  CD 327.1273 Sno
Northland Public Library Audio Books B SNOWDEN (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD B SNOWDEN 2019
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  AV - Audiobooks
Call Number  CD B SNOWDEN 2019

Edward 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.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The notorious and celebrated whistleblower---who divulged top-secret documents revealing the mass surveillance of citizens' phone calls, emails, and internet activity by the U. S. National Security Agency and other intelligence organizations---recounts his battle with the system in this impassioned memoir. Snowden, a former systems engineer and NSA contractor and now board president of the Freedom of the Press Foundation from his Moscow exile, presents himself as animated by a combination of idealism and covert nonconformity, someone who subverted the rules as a civic duty from middle school history class to his CIA training program. (As a teenager he hacked classified files at Los Alamos National Laboratory, then pestered lab officials into fixing the security flaw.) Snowden's well-observed portrait of intelligence work reveals spooky Langley night shifts, spies pilfering nude selfies from private online accounts, and his own intricate, suspenseful operation to steal documents using byzantine encryption and tiny storage cards smuggled past guards. His somewhat paranoid brief against the surveillance state is less convincing; he envisions the government permanently recording every communication, movement, misdemeanor, and sin, subjecting citizens to "oppression by total automated law enforcement," but he cites no cases of serious harm from NSA surveillance and doesn't make a strong argument that it leads inevitably to oppressive control. Still, Snowden's many admirers will find his saga both captivating and inspiring. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Snowden, Edward J., -- 1983-
United States. -- National Security Agency -- Officials and employees.
Government information -- United States.
Whistle blowing -- United States.
Leaks (Disclosure of information) -- United States.
Publisher [New York, New York] :2019
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Graham, Holter, narrator.
Macmillan Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Holter Graham.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 9 audio discs (11.5 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781250622693
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