Permanent Record

Permanent Record

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 an Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government?s system of mass surveillance, reveals for ...

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Title:Permanent Record
Author:Edward Snowden
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Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Permanent Record Reviews

  • Sharon
    Oct 20, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

    Whatever you believe or choose to believe - read this one. We are all humans after all. ...

    This is a long awaited book for me. Some people may disagree with him. IMHO I consider him a true hero. He outed the corruption at the very top. This has not stopped and has actually increased. The saddest thing about the entire situation as that we all know the NSA is watching everyth...

    It?s not perfect but it?s important ...

    People are going to love this book -- it's a tantalizing look behind the curtain in exchange for accepting Snowden's personable, but self-serving, white-washed, martyr drama. Snowden reportedly stole over a million classified documents, of which an unknown percent have been distribu...

    Oddly I found myself losing sympathy for Snowden the more I read. Perhaps my cynicism conflicted too greatly with his high-minded sense of idealism. ...

    Hello CIA! ...

  • vonblubba
    Oct 15, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

  • Ashley
    Sep 21, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

    Whatever you believe or choose to believe - read this one. We are all humans after all. ...

    This is a long awaited book for me. Some people may disagree with him. IMHO I consider him a true hero. He outed the corruption at the very top. This has not stopped and has actually increased. The saddest thing about the entire situation as that we all know the NSA is watching everyth...

    It?s not perfect but it?s important ...

    People are going to love this book -- it's a tantalizing look behind the curtain in exchange for accepting Snowden's personable, but self-serving, white-washed, martyr drama. Snowden reportedly stole over a million classified documents, of which an unknown percent have been distribu...

    Oddly I found myself losing sympathy for Snowden the more I read. Perhaps my cynicism conflicted too greatly with his high-minded sense of idealism. ...

  • Michael
    Oct 03, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

  • Bradley
    Nov 01, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

  • Manny
    Sep 19, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

    Whatever you believe or choose to believe - read this one. We are all humans after all. ...

    This is a long awaited book for me. Some people may disagree with him. IMHO I consider him a true hero. He outed the corruption at the very top. This has not stopped and has actually increased. The saddest thing about the entire situation as that we all know the NSA is watching everyth...

  • Denise
    Sep 18, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

  • Karen
    Sep 17, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

  • David
    Sep 22, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

    Whatever you believe or choose to believe - read this one. We are all humans after all. ...

    This is a long awaited book for me. Some people may disagree with him. IMHO I consider him a true hero. He outed the corruption at the very top. This has not stopped and has actually increased. The saddest thing about the entire situation as that we all know the NSA is watching everyth...

    It?s not perfect but it?s important ...

    People are going to love this book -- it's a tantalizing look behind the curtain in exchange for accepting Snowden's personable, but self-serving, white-washed, martyr drama. Snowden reportedly stole over a million classified documents, of which an unknown percent have been distribu...

  • Betty
    Sep 15, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

  • Liam
    Oct 30, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

    Whatever you believe or choose to believe - read this one. We are all humans after all. ...

    This is a long awaited book for me. Some people may disagree with him. IMHO I consider him a true hero. He outed the corruption at the very top. This has not stopped and has actually increased. The saddest thing about the entire situation as that we all know the NSA is watching everyth...

    It?s not perfect but it?s important ...

    People are going to love this book -- it's a tantalizing look behind the curtain in exchange for accepting Snowden's personable, but self-serving, white-washed, martyr drama. Snowden reportedly stole over a million classified documents, of which an unknown percent have been distribu...

    Oddly I found myself losing sympathy for Snowden the more I read. Perhaps my cynicism conflicted too greatly with his high-minded sense of idealism. ...

    Hello CIA! ...

    Snowden's autobiography highlights a deeply flawed narrative and character regarding his disclosure of classified intelligence programs in 2013. The first several chapters describe Snowden's childhood and the early part of his career before he joined the intelligence community. The ...

    While I can relate nearly 100% with the way Edward Snowden grew up (it was eerily similar)... that doesn?t mean I enjoyed reading it. I?d give this book 2 stars if it wasn?t for the utmost respect that I have for the author and the sacrifices that he made to get the truth out the...

    I am the first to admit that I am horribly, disgustingly under-informed on most current events, which leads to me being horribly, disgustingly under-informed on past current events. So when I saw Permanent Record on the shelf, other than being struck by the cover, I looked at the autho...

  • Michelle
    Sep 21, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

  • Ewa
    Sep 29, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

    Whatever you believe or choose to believe - read this one. We are all humans after all. ...

    This is a long awaited book for me. Some people may disagree with him. IMHO I consider him a true hero. He outed the corruption at the very top. This has not stopped and has actually increased. The saddest thing about the entire situation as that we all know the NSA is watching everyth...

    It?s not perfect but it?s important ...

  • BookTrib.com
    Sep 18, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

  • Caspin
    Aug 27, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

  • Athan Tolis
    Oct 01, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

    Whatever you believe or choose to believe - read this one. We are all humans after all. ...

    This is a long awaited book for me. Some people may disagree with him. IMHO I consider him a true hero. He outed the corruption at the very top. This has not stopped and has actually increased. The saddest thing about the entire situation as that we all know the NSA is watching everyth...

    It?s not perfect but it?s important ...

    People are going to love this book -- it's a tantalizing look behind the curtain in exchange for accepting Snowden's personable, but self-serving, white-washed, martyr drama. Snowden reportedly stole over a million classified documents, of which an unknown percent have been distribu...

    Oddly I found myself losing sympathy for Snowden the more I read. Perhaps my cynicism conflicted too greatly with his high-minded sense of idealism. ...

    Hello CIA! ...

    Snowden's autobiography highlights a deeply flawed narrative and character regarding his disclosure of classified intelligence programs in 2013. The first several chapters describe Snowden's childhood and the early part of his career before he joined the intelligence community. The ...

    While I can relate nearly 100% with the way Edward Snowden grew up (it was eerily similar)... that doesn?t mean I enjoyed reading it. I?d give this book 2 stars if it wasn?t for the utmost respect that I have for the author and the sacrifices that he made to get the truth out the...

    I am the first to admit that I am horribly, disgustingly under-informed on most current events, which leads to me being horribly, disgustingly under-informed on past current events. So when I saw Permanent Record on the shelf, other than being struck by the cover, I looked at the autho...

    Disclaimer - I do not support governmental or any other institution survailance of private entities. I read this book with a great interest, hoping to learn some new perspectives on the story which had been told many times already and is probably known to most people in the US.  ...

    Unlike Edward Snowden, I don?t accept axiomatically that it?s wrong for a well-meaning government to collect my data. Rather, I hold that belief for some of the same reasons I don?t like the death penalty: first, I don?t want to have to trust my government with infallibility; s...

  • Claudia
    Oct 27, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

  • Manuel AntĂŁo
    Nov 02, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

  • Sreeraag Mohan
    Oct 17, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

    Whatever you believe or choose to believe - read this one. We are all humans after all. ...

    This is a long awaited book for me. Some people may disagree with him. IMHO I consider him a true hero. He outed the corruption at the very top. This has not stopped and has actually increased. The saddest thing about the entire situation as that we all know the NSA is watching everyth...

    It?s not perfect but it?s important ...

    People are going to love this book -- it's a tantalizing look behind the curtain in exchange for accepting Snowden's personable, but self-serving, white-washed, martyr drama. Snowden reportedly stole over a million classified documents, of which an unknown percent have been distribu...

    Oddly I found myself losing sympathy for Snowden the more I read. Perhaps my cynicism conflicted too greatly with his high-minded sense of idealism. ...

    Hello CIA! ...

    Snowden's autobiography highlights a deeply flawed narrative and character regarding his disclosure of classified intelligence programs in 2013. The first several chapters describe Snowden's childhood and the early part of his career before he joined the intelligence community. The ...

    While I can relate nearly 100% with the way Edward Snowden grew up (it was eerily similar)... that doesn?t mean I enjoyed reading it. I?d give this book 2 stars if it wasn?t for the utmost respect that I have for the author and the sacrifices that he made to get the truth out the...

    I am the first to admit that I am horribly, disgustingly under-informed on most current events, which leads to me being horribly, disgustingly under-informed on past current events. So when I saw Permanent Record on the shelf, other than being struck by the cover, I looked at the autho...

    Disclaimer - I do not support governmental or any other institution survailance of private entities. I read this book with a great interest, hoping to learn some new perspectives on the story which had been told many times already and is probably known to most people in the US.  ...

    Unlike Edward Snowden, I don?t accept axiomatically that it?s wrong for a well-meaning government to collect my data. Rather, I hold that belief for some of the same reasons I don?t like the death penalty: first, I don?t want to have to trust my government with infallibility; s...

    To refuse to inform yourself about the basic operation and maintenance of the equipment you depended on was to passively accept that tyranny and agree to its terms: when your equipment works, you?ll work, but when your equipment breaks down you?ll break down, too. Your possessions ...

  • Venky
    Sep 23, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

  • Kusaimamekirai
    Oct 09, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

  • nashvillebookgirl
    Oct 05, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

    Whatever you believe or choose to believe - read this one. We are all humans after all. ...

  • Laura Noggle
    Oct 10, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

  • Flaviu Vescan
    Sep 19, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

  • Kelly
    Aug 27, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

  • Fatima M. Nabil
    Oct 07, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

    Whatever you believe or choose to believe - read this one. We are all humans after all. ...

    This is a long awaited book for me. Some people may disagree with him. IMHO I consider him a true hero. He outed the corruption at the very top. This has not stopped and has actually increased. The saddest thing about the entire situation as that we all know the NSA is watching everyth...

    It?s not perfect but it?s important ...

    People are going to love this book -- it's a tantalizing look behind the curtain in exchange for accepting Snowden's personable, but self-serving, white-washed, martyr drama. Snowden reportedly stole over a million classified documents, of which an unknown percent have been distribu...

    Oddly I found myself losing sympathy for Snowden the more I read. Perhaps my cynicism conflicted too greatly with his high-minded sense of idealism. ...

    Hello CIA! ...

    Snowden's autobiography highlights a deeply flawed narrative and character regarding his disclosure of classified intelligence programs in 2013. The first several chapters describe Snowden's childhood and the early part of his career before he joined the intelligence community. The ...

    While I can relate nearly 100% with the way Edward Snowden grew up (it was eerily similar)... that doesn?t mean I enjoyed reading it. I?d give this book 2 stars if it wasn?t for the utmost respect that I have for the author and the sacrifices that he made to get the truth out the...

    I am the first to admit that I am horribly, disgustingly under-informed on most current events, which leads to me being horribly, disgustingly under-informed on past current events. So when I saw Permanent Record on the shelf, other than being struck by the cover, I looked at the autho...

    Disclaimer - I do not support governmental or any other institution survailance of private entities. I read this book with a great interest, hoping to learn some new perspectives on the story which had been told many times already and is probably known to most people in the US.  ...

    Unlike Edward Snowden, I don?t accept axiomatically that it?s wrong for a well-meaning government to collect my data. Rather, I hold that belief for some of the same reasons I don?t like the death penalty: first, I don?t want to have to trust my government with infallibility; s...

    To refuse to inform yourself about the basic operation and maintenance of the equipment you depended on was to passively accept that tyranny and agree to its terms: when your equipment works, you?ll work, but when your equipment breaks down you?ll break down, too. Your possessions ...

    four stars for the book and added a fifth for Snowden, watched his movie a couple of years back and now this book, and i am obsessed with his story and more importantly overwhelmed by the facts he confirmed and revealed, the end of this book has a paragraph that will make u paranoid fo...

  • Thorkell Ottarsson
    Oct 02, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

  • Jason
    Sep 20, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

    Whatever you believe or choose to believe - read this one. We are all humans after all. ...

    This is a long awaited book for me. Some people may disagree with him. IMHO I consider him a true hero. He outed the corruption at the very top. This has not stopped and has actually increased. The saddest thing about the entire situation as that we all know the NSA is watching everyth...

    It?s not perfect but it?s important ...

    People are going to love this book -- it's a tantalizing look behind the curtain in exchange for accepting Snowden's personable, but self-serving, white-washed, martyr drama. Snowden reportedly stole over a million classified documents, of which an unknown percent have been distribu...

    Oddly I found myself losing sympathy for Snowden the more I read. Perhaps my cynicism conflicted too greatly with his high-minded sense of idealism. ...

    Hello CIA! ...

    Snowden's autobiography highlights a deeply flawed narrative and character regarding his disclosure of classified intelligence programs in 2013. The first several chapters describe Snowden's childhood and the early part of his career before he joined the intelligence community. The ...

    While I can relate nearly 100% with the way Edward Snowden grew up (it was eerily similar)... that doesn?t mean I enjoyed reading it. I?d give this book 2 stars if it wasn?t for the utmost respect that I have for the author and the sacrifices that he made to get the truth out the...

  • Nicholas
    Sep 28, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

    Whatever you believe or choose to believe - read this one. We are all humans after all. ...

    This is a long awaited book for me. Some people may disagree with him. IMHO I consider him a true hero. He outed the corruption at the very top. This has not stopped and has actually increased. The saddest thing about the entire situation as that we all know the NSA is watching everyth...

    It?s not perfect but it?s important ...

    People are going to love this book -- it's a tantalizing look behind the curtain in exchange for accepting Snowden's personable, but self-serving, white-washed, martyr drama. Snowden reportedly stole over a million classified documents, of which an unknown percent have been distribu...

    Oddly I found myself losing sympathy for Snowden the more I read. Perhaps my cynicism conflicted too greatly with his high-minded sense of idealism. ...

    Hello CIA! ...

    Snowden's autobiography highlights a deeply flawed narrative and character regarding his disclosure of classified intelligence programs in 2013. The first several chapters describe Snowden's childhood and the early part of his career before he joined the intelligence community. The ...

  • Mona
    Oct 21, 2019

    The guy?s a genius with a selfless heart of gold. He gave up a $250,000 a year job in Hawaii, left his family, friends, country....his whole life, to share truth of the United States? masses having their constitutional rights violated by the NSA. The founding fathers are smiling...

    Edward Snowden has no new bombshells in this book, but "Permanent Record" is still full of surprises in some ways. Far from the low-level IT drone depicted in most early press accounts, and even further from the naive double agent trashed by his critics, the narrator of this book is a ...

    This is so weird! I did not rate this book, but I see that "I" gave it 2-stars on August 27. It seriously looks like my account was hacked in order to give a book 2 stars! Who does that? ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. DNS over HTTPS (DoH): "Permanent Record" by Edward Snowden The minute some politico starts banging on about that we need to restrict something because we need to "protect the children" you can be absolutely sur...

    This is a highly-readable and thoroughly fascinating account of Snowden as a child, his ethical foundations, computer ethos, and his original desire always do the right thing. For any of you who don't know his name, you'll find a thousand accounts that turn him into a hero and a tho...

    I think it's been fairly well established by now where my views on Edward Snowden fall in the traitor vs. hero debate, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I was very excited to read his story as told in his own words. Since following his disclosures back in 2013, I have unabashedly...

    This is a fascinating book. Late October 2019: Recode Decode podcast interview with Edward Snowden (thanks to Michael Perkins for the heads up https://www.goodreads.com/author/show... ) https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR... October 2019: Ghost in the Machine: How Edward Snow...

    So well written and absolutely riveting. ...

    A very spooky, real-life Halloween read. ??? ...

    To me, what Snowden did was a heroic sacrifice for the sake of free speech and democracy. It shows that even in this century of "the many", individual action can matter just as much as collective action and that gives me a great deal of hope. People like him give me hope, but they ...

    I believe, just as those journalists believe, that a government may keep some information concealed. Even the most transparent democracy in the world may be allowed to classify, for example, the identity of its undercover agents and the movements of its troops in the field. This book i...

    Snowden is a controversial figure, if ever there was one. There's who considers him a traitor, who a hero, with very little middle ground. Despite that, there's something undeniable about him: he chose to throw away a reasonably comfortable life for something he believed in. It was a c...

    They own your every secret, your life is in their files The grains of your every waking second sifted through and scrutinized They know your every right. They know your every wrong Each put in their due compartment - sins where sins belong They know you. They see all. They know a...

    Edward Snowden may run into some trouble getting paid for his memoir Permanent Record (Metropolitan Books), but he was never all that concerned with money. Did he talk his way into a $62k a year contractor job at the age of 22? Yup. Did he take a pay cut to work directly for the govern...

    In her bestselling book, ?Surveillance Capitalism?, author Shoshana Zuboff while making reference to the insanely popular virtual game, Pokémon Go, writes, ?players think they are playing one game ? collecting Pokémon ? while they are in fact pawns in an entirely different ...

    This book is excellent. The chapters about Snowden's childhood are rather pointless (should really have been skipped) but everything after he enters the army and then starts working for the government is fantastic. Edward Snowden is a better thinker than a writer and it is when...

    Most people who follow me online will have grown-up around the start of the World-Wide-Web. And that is where this book begins. That nostalgic, online, open, free and anonymous space, full of potential and filled with people chatting in rooms. Computing was stepping up, computer consol...

    Whatever you believe or choose to believe - read this one. We are all humans after all. ...

    This is a long awaited book for me. Some people may disagree with him. IMHO I consider him a true hero. He outed the corruption at the very top. This has not stopped and has actually increased. The saddest thing about the entire situation as that we all know the NSA is watching everyth...

    It?s not perfect but it?s important ...

    People are going to love this book -- it's a tantalizing look behind the curtain in exchange for accepting Snowden's personable, but self-serving, white-washed, martyr drama. Snowden reportedly stole over a million classified documents, of which an unknown percent have been distribu...

    Oddly I found myself losing sympathy for Snowden the more I read. Perhaps my cynicism conflicted too greatly with his high-minded sense of idealism. ...

    Hello CIA! ...

    Snowden's autobiography highlights a deeply flawed narrative and character regarding his disclosure of classified intelligence programs in 2013. The first several chapters describe Snowden's childhood and the early part of his career before he joined the intelligence community. The ...

    While I can relate nearly 100% with the way Edward Snowden grew up (it was eerily similar)... that doesn?t mean I enjoyed reading it. I?d give this book 2 stars if it wasn?t for the utmost respect that I have for the author and the sacrifices that he made to get the truth out the...

    I am the first to admit that I am horribly, disgustingly under-informed on most current events, which leads to me being horribly, disgustingly under-informed on past current events. So when I saw Permanent Record on the shelf, other than being struck by the cover, I looked at the autho...

    Disclaimer - I do not support governmental or any other institution survailance of private entities. I read this book with a great interest, hoping to learn some new perspectives on the story which had been told many times already and is probably known to most people in the US.  ...