Codepunk 052 Edward Snowden's Permanent Record

by Bill Ahern on

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Back in episode 047, we covered Edward Snowden and his revelations about the government's spying and data collection programs. In this episode, we return to Snowden to talk about some of the content of his memoir: Permanent Record. In particular, we discuss Snowden's childhood and upbringing, his family's military background, and how his idea of patriotism later shaped the principles of his whistle-blowing. We further cover a handful of key points from his memoir about his decisions and choices throughout his planning and ordeal that reveal a little more about who Snowden the person is.