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Title: Permanent Record
Authors: Snowden, Edward
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 339
Year: 2019
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Language: English
Description: A spy... a whistleblower ... a traitor? Edward Snowden is known around the globe as the American Intelligence expert who disclosed, in 2013, the widespread surveillance antics of the US government that contravened human rights and privacy laws. While living in Russian exile, Snowden recounts his early life and the events leading up to his sensational whistleblowing, as well as setting out the development of computer technology and the internet.

This is an exciting and important story that combines a detailed but accessible record of momentous events in the digital world with the memoir of a courageous world citizen.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"This book holds important information for all users of the digital world."

"It's exciting and dramatic even though you know something of the story and its ending."

"It exposes the invasion of our lives – actual and potential."

"This is content we should all try to get our heads around, although I suspect the younger people will be more interested than older ones."

"I had assumed the author was a nerd without a soul - I now see the opposite is very much the case."

"The author writes clearly and engagingly."

"Very informative and very interesting."
Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Contemporary, Human Rights, Morals/Ethics, Political, Science & Technology, Russia, America, 2021 Titles

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