Permanent Record is an autobiography focussed on Edward Snowdens’ life. It covers his life, his interests in computing and privacy, while providing an extensive back story about him as a person. It also goes through the events leading up to, and after his whistle blowing, more so than focussing on the information that was exposed.

The book highlights that around the world, with our almost universal connectivity and devices, we are in an almost complete surveillance state where governments will go to any lengths to capture every bit of information they can.

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Excellent read: 9/10

Permanent Record