After Snowden

After Snowden

Privacy, Secrecy, and Security in the Information Age

Book - 2015
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"Was Edward Snowden a patriot or a traitor? Just how far do American privacy rights extend? And how far is too far when it comes to government secrecy in the name of security? These are just a few of the questions that have dominated American consciousness since Edward Snowden exposed the breath of the NSA's domestic surveillance program. In these seven previously unpublished essays, a group of prominent legal and political experts delve in to life After Snowden, examining the ramifications of the infamous leak from multiple angles: Washington lawyer and literary agent RONALD GOLDFARB acts as the book's editor and provides an introduction outlining the many debates sparked by the Snowden leaks. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist BARRY SIEGEL analyses the role of the state secrets provision in the judicial system. Former Assistant Secretary of State HODDING CARTER explores whether the press is justified in unearthing and publishing classified information. Ethics expert and dean of the UC Berkley School of Journalism EDWARD WASSERMAN discusses the uneven relationship between journalists and whistleblowers. Georgetown Law Professor DAVID COLE addresses the motives and complicated legacy of Snowden and other leakers. Director of the National Security Archive THOMAS BLANTON looks at the impact of the Snowden leaks on the classification of government documents. Dean of the University of Florida Law School JON MILLS addresses the constitutional right to privacy and the difficulties of applying it in the digital age"--
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781250067609
Characteristics: 311 pages ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Goldfarb, Ronald L.

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elliskirsch
Mar 04, 2016

Excellent presentation of various points of view on the issue of balancing the tension between personal privacy and national security. Articulate chapters by experts in journalism, law, technology, etc.
Editor's goal is to deal with the issues Snowden's leaks raised, not review the documents he leaked. Does very solid job achieving this.

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StarGladiator
May 20, 2015

The entire premise of this book and its essays is so completely farfetched and nonsensical as to beggar belief! Evidently, almost none of the essayists have actually read the Snowden leaks? The Trans-Pacific Partnership is classified, and anyone who disseminates it can be jailed! [Only the most ignorant are still clueless as to why the Obama Administration has pursued WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, since those passages of the TPP made public came from them.] The CIA torture report is STILL classified [only the Senate summary on it has been released] - - but we who have actually read all the Snowden leaks fully appreciate the illegal full spectrum surveillance of domestic Americans which is taking place! And which government agency would you trust to safeguard your security: the SEC, the FDIC, the FBI, the DIA, or the CIA, whose former deputy director just admitted his aiding and abetting the Bush administration's fraudulent and dishonest invasion of Iraq? [Should you read this book of fantasy essays, then please read Bruce Schneier's book, Data and Goliath, and Robert Scheer's book, They Know Everything About You.]

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