One of the most famous whistleblowers of recent years, ex-CIA and NSA officer Edward Snowden wrote the book "In Permanent Record" with memories of his life and work. The former analyst and expert in the IT sphere still lives in Moscow, which at home, in the United States, is interpreted by many as a "link". He has no way of returning home without being arrested, but his memoir is already available in the US for pre-order.
The publication of Snowden's memoirs was taken up by MacMillan Metropolitan Books, the book will go on sale on September 17, 2019 in 20 countries around the world. You can pre-order today. The main plot of the book is devoted to the story of how Snowden personally helped create a new system of mass surveillance of people for the NSA, how he became disillusioned with his work, suffered from a crisis of conscience, and what this ultimately led to.
MacMillan CEO John Sargent said:
“Edward Snowden decided at the age of 29 to give up his entire future for the good of his country. He showed great courage, and whether you approve of it or not, his act has left an indelible mark on American history. "
In practice, many of the secret methods of spying on their citizens by the American intelligence services that Snowden revealed have since been simply legalized. However, the NSA had to declare that they stopped the practice of total monitoring of Internet traffic in the United States. There is no way to say that this is a victory for Snowden and his colleagues - experts believe that in this way the authorities simply tried to hide the lack of technical ability to continue surveillance on the same scale.