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The Snowden Files : the Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man

Harding, Luke (Book - 2014)
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The Snowden Files : the Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man
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"The story of Edward Snowden and his shocking surveillance revelations"-- Provided by publisher. "IT BEGAN WITH A TANTALIZING, ANONYMOUS EMAIL: "I AM A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY." What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass surveillance programs of the United States government. His whistleblowing has shaken the leaders of nations worldwide, and generated a passionate public debate on the dangers of global monitoring and the threat to individual privacy. In a tour de force of investigative journalism that reads like a spy novel, award-winning Guardian reporter Luke Harding tells Snowden's astonishing story--from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Honolulu carrying a hard drive full of secrets, to the weeks of his secret-spilling in Hong Kong, to his battle for asylum and his exile in Moscow. For the first time, Harding brings together the many sources and strands of the story--touching on everything from concerns about domestic spying to the complicity of the tech sector--while also placing us in the room with Edward Snowden himself. The result is a gripping insider narrative--and a necessary and timely account of what is at stake for all of us in the new digital age"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Harding, Luke, 1968-
Title: The Snowden files : the inside story of the world's most wanted man
Publisher: New York :, Vintage,, 2014
Edition: First Vintage Books edition
Characteristics: 346 pages ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Luke Harding
Notes: Includes index
"Originally published in Great Britain by Guardian Books, London, and Faber and Faber Ltd., London, in 2014."
Summary: "The story of Edward Snowden and his shocking surveillance revelations"-- Provided by publisher.
"IT BEGAN WITH A TANTALIZING, ANONYMOUS EMAIL: "I AM A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY." What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass surveillance programs of the United States government. His whistleblowing has shaken the leaders of nations worldwide, and generated a passionate public debate on the dangers of global monitoring and the threat to individual privacy. In a tour de force of investigative journalism that reads like a spy novel, award-winning Guardian reporter Luke Harding tells Snowden's astonishing story--from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Honolulu carrying a hard drive full of secrets, to the weeks of his secret-spilling in Hong Kong, to his battle for asylum and his exile in Moscow. For the first time, Harding brings together the many sources and strands of the story--touching on everything from concerns about domestic spying to the complicity of the tech sector--while also placing us in the room with Edward Snowden himself. The result is a gripping insider narrative--and a necessary and timely account of what is at stake for all of us in the new digital age"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 0804173524
9780804173520
Branch Call Number: 327.1273 S6747h 2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Computer crimes United States Electronic surveillance United States Domestic intelligence United States Leaks (Disclosure of information) United States Whistle blowing United States United States. National Security Agency Snowden, Edward J., 1983-
Topical Term: Computer crimes
Electronic surveillance
Domestic intelligence
Leaks (Disclosure of information)
Whistle blowing
LCCN: 2014003457
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Like Greenwald, Harding is also a reporter for the Guardian newspaper and is sympathetic with Snowden’s decision to expose the NSA’s activities. This book is fast-paced and portrays the story from a less personal perspective than Greenwald’s book. According to Harding, multiple players at the Gua... Read More »

Join the discussion on April 21, 2015. In a tour de force of investigative journalism that reads like a spy novel, award-winning "Guardian" reporter Harding tells Snowden's astonishing story -- from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Honolulu carrying a hard drive full of secre... Read More »


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