Thursday, September 19, 2019

Permanent Record By: Edward Snowden

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 everything we do and we the people have done nothing.  We have become a bunch of complaisant drones of the government.

This book covers more of his upbringing and what brought him to the point where he blew the whistle on the government than the information he released.  I think Snowden is a brave man and should really be pardoned, although not sure he can be if he has not been convicted yet.   Snowden was on the money regarding the Internet of the 90's. Not the crazy victimization world we live in today where a post you made at the zenith of your acne outbreak comes back to haunt you well into your adult days. This why I agree with GDPR to some degree.

I am glad that his then girlfriend flew out with him and they were able to get married.  It is a great story of a great guy.  He blows the lid off of the government mass surveillance which they call "Bulk Collection".   Based on the recent call to sue Snowden for the proceeds of this book, I do not see this government slowing down.  Government production is bipartisan.

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Metropolitan Books (September 17, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250237238
ISBN-13: 978-1250237231

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