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NSA Secrets Audiobook

NSA Secrets: Governent Spying in the Internet Age

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The NSA's extensive surveillance program has riveted America as the public questions the threats to their privacy. As reported by The Washington Post, in their Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of whistleblower Edward Snowden's NSA leaks, NSA Secrets delves into the shadowy world of information gathering, exposing how data about you is being gathered every day.

From his earliest encrypted exchanges with reporters, Edward Snowden knew he was a man in danger. Sitting on a mountain of incriminating evidence about the NSA surveillance programs, Snowden was prepared to risk his freedom, and his very life, to let the world know about the perceived overreach of the NSA and the massive collection of personal information that was carried out in the name of national security by the U.S. government.

The Washington Post's complete coverage of the NSA spying scandal, which it helped break, is now collected in one place to give as comprehensive a view of the story as is known. From the first contact with Snowden to the latest revelations in worldwide cellphone tracking, the award-winning reporters at the Post have vigorously reported on the scope of the NSA's surveillance. Snowden called the internet "a TV that watches you", and accused the government of "abusing [it] in secret to extend their powers beyond what is necessary and appropriate." Here, the secrets are revealed of those who tried in vain to remain in the shadows.

©2013 The Washington Post (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Howard Red Fox
    21/02/15
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    "A brilliant topical overview of the subject"
    What did you love best about NSA Secrets?

    This is simply a series of recent topical articles from the Washington Post about the NSA and Edward Snowden and associated issues. Within 6.5 hours it is possible to be completely briefed and informed and I would say relatively expert (for a layperson) on the subject. There is naturally some repetition because it consists of articles published over a period of time, but that is the cost of completeness.


    What other book might you compare NSA Secrets to and why?

    This is the first such compendium of Washington Post articles I have listened to. I have as a result downloaded others. It is a great concept.


    What does James Adams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr Adams is a very professional performer, and unlike other narrators does not distract from the content.


    Any additional comments?

    Ignore the other reviewer who complained of repetition, it is an outcome of the format.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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