Five years after former NSA programmer Edward Snowden released a slew of top secret documents about US government surveillance activities in 2013, national security expert Sean Gallagher takes stock of the impact the disclosures had on society and politics at home and abroad. Whether you think of Snowden as a traitor or a hero, Gallagher’s balanced analysis is worth a read.
In this summary, you will learn
- How Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013 affected US public policy, and
- How the disclosure of information on US foreign intelligence gathering has weakened US diplomacy and harmed US corporations.
About the Author
Sean Gallagher is the IT and national security editor at the tech news site Ars Technica.