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Permanent Record

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An NPR Best Book of the Year - 2019 Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down. In 2013, 29-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it.  Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online - a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the internet’s conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.

©2019 Edward Snowden (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Holter Graham
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
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Vigilancia permanente

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El mayor escándalo diplomático de la historia. Una vida al servicio de la verdad. Las memorias que agitarán la geopolítica mundial. «Me llamo Edward Snowden. Antes trabajaba para el gobierno, pero ahora trabajo para el pueblo.» En 2013, Edward Snowden, responsable de la mayor filtración de inteligencia en la historia, sacudió al mundo revelando que el gobierno estadounidense tenía la capacidad de leer cada correo electrónico, escuchar cada llamada y entrometerse en los rincones de la vida privada de todos y cada uno de los ciudadanos del mundo. En Vigilancia permanente, Snowden desgrana por primera vez por qué lo hizo, cómo ayudó a construir un sistema de vigilancia masivo y la crisis de conciencia que le llevó a destaparlo todo y poner en jaque al sistema. Como resultado de aquello, se inició una caza y captura internacional que a día de hoy sigue abierta. Un protagonista fascinante, ingenioso y con una mente prodigiosa convertido a lo largo de su vida en soldado, analista de inteligencia, agente de la CIA y, ya en el exilio, en activista por el derecho a la privacidad. Un audiolibro que nos alerta sobre la deriva autoritaria de los Estados, que denuncia la colaboración entre el espionaje y las grandes multinacionales de la era digital y que destapa cómo nos vigilan y de qué manera se comercia con nuestra información personal. Porque como anuncia Snowden en su libro, «la lucha por el derecho a la intimidad es la nueva lucha por nuestra libertad». Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2019 Edward Snowden (P)2019 Editorial Planeta, S.A.

Narrator: Marc Gómez
Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
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Permanent Record (Young Readers Edition)

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A young listener’s adaptation of whistleblower and bestselling author Edward Snowden's memoir, Permanent Record - featuring a brand-new afterword that includes resources to learn about the basics of digital security. In 2013, Edward Snowden shocked the world when he revealed that the United States government was secretly building a system of mass surveillance with the ability to gaze into the private lives of every person on earth. Phone calls, text messages, emails - nothing was safe from prying eyes. Now the man who risked everything to expose the truth about government spying describes for a new generation how he helped build that system, what motivated him to try to bring it down, and how young people can strive to protect their privacy in the digital age. “Snowden's sprightly prose, his deep technical knowledge, his superb knack for explaining complex matters, his ability to articulate principled action all come together in a book that is, if anything, better than the adult version.” (Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing) A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

©2021 Edward Snowden (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Vikas Adam
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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Permanent Record (German edition)

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Edward Snowden riskierte alles, um das System der Massenüberwachung durch die US-Regierung aufzudecken. Jetzt erzählt er seine Geschichte. "Mein Name ist Edward Snowden. Sie halten dieses Buch in Händen, weil ich etwas getan habe, das für einen Mann in meiner Position sehr gefährlich ist: Ich habe beschlossen, die Wahrheit zu sagen." Mit 29 Jahren schockiert Edward Snowden die Welt: Als Datenspezialist und Geheimnisträger für NSA und CIA deckt er auf, dass die US-Regierung heimlich das Ziel verfolgt, jeden Anruf, jede SMS und jede E-Mail zu überwachen. Das Ergebnis wäre ein nie dagewesenes System der Massenüberwachung, mit dem das Privatleben jeder einzelnen Person auf der Welt durchleuchtet werden kann. Edward Snowden trifft eine folgenschwere Entscheidung: Er macht die geheimen Pläne öffentlich. Damit gibt er sein ganzes bisheriges Leben auf. Er weiß, dass er seine Familie, sein Heimatland und die Frau, die er liebt, vielleicht nie wiedersehen wird.

©2019 Edward Snowden / S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main. Übersetzung von Kay Greiners (P)2019 Argon Verlag GmbH, Berlin

Narrator: N.N.
Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
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