The snowden files : The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man. / Luke Harding.
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- ISBN: 9780804173537 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2014.
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|Summary, etc.:|| IT BEGAN WITH A TANTALIZING,ANONYMOUS EMAIL: "I AM A SENIOR MEMBEROF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY."What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by oneextraordinary man. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for theNational Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal masssurveillance programs of the United States government. His whistleblowing has shakenthe leaders of nations worldwide, and generated a passionate public debate on the dangersof global monitoring and the threat to individual privacy.In a tour de force of investigative journalism that reads like a spy novel, award-winningGuardian reporter Luke Harding tells Snowden's astonishing story--from the day he lefthis glamorous girlfriend in Honolulu carrying a hard drive full of secrets, to the weeks of hissecret-spilling in Hong Kong, to his battle for asylum and his exile in...
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