Snowden’s Memoir Reignites Controversy Over Gov. Surveillance

Snowden’s Memoir Reignites Controversy Over Gov. Surveillance

Six years ago, Edward Snowden shocked the world when he revealed the U.S. government was secretly implementing a plan to collect and monitor every phone call, text message, and email. Now, he’s telling how he helped create this system of mass surveillance and why he chose to expose it in his memoir, Permanent Record.    Image via Amazon.com   The book’s release is not without its controversies, though. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Sep. 18, alleging that the whistleblower’s memoir violates a non-disclosure agreement he signed while working for the CIA and NSA. Strangely, the lawsuit …

Edward Snowden’s Memoir to Be Released in September

Edward Snowden’s Memoir to Be Released in September

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      The story of infamous whistleblower Edward Snowden has been covered many times, but the man is set to tell his story from his own point-of-view with a new memoir. Releasing in September, Permanent Record will detail Snowden’s early life as a CIA subcontractor and go in-depth as to why he decided to reveal US government plans for mass surveillance, which includes monitoring people’s phone calls, text messages and emails.     The book will be published by Macmillan. Macmillan chief executive John Sargent described Snowden’s impact in a press release:   “Edward Snowden decided at the age …