Continuing Ed — with Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden
The world's most famous whistleblower writes from exile on the intersection of technology, humanity, and power.
Created 02 Jun 2021
  • Cultural Revolutions
    10 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 410 60
    For a long time now, I’ve wanted to write to you, but found myself unable. Not from illness—although that came and went—but because I refuse to put something in your inbox that I feel isn’t worth your...
  • Your Money AND Your Life
    09 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 335 103
    Subscribe now 1. This week's news, or “news,” about the US Treasury’s ability, or willingness, or just trial-balloon troll-suggestion to mint a one trillion dollar ($1,000,000,000,000) platinum coin i...
  • 9/12
    11 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 326 48
    The following is an excerpt from my memoir, Permanent Record, available in most languages wherever fine books are sold. Pandemonium, chaos: our most ancient forms of terror. They both refer to a colla...
  • Covid, Climate, And The New Denialism
    01 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 201 230
    The bump on your toe is probably cancer; levels of Arctic sea ice are both decreasing and increasing; the world is either 6,000 or 4.5 billion years old... Because you’re online, you already know this...
  • The All-Seeing "i": Apple Just Declared War on Your Privacy
    26 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 528 83
    Subscribe now By now you've probably heard that Apple plans to push a new and uniquely intrusive surveillance system out to many of the more than one billion iPhones it has sold, which all run the beh...
  • A Hell Of Our Own Making
    18 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 376 38
    The last week has been hard for me, and yet I can only imagine what this week has felt like, and what the future will bring, for the people—the peoples—of Afghanistan. Nearly 20 years after it was lau...
  • Apophenia
    05 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 259 54
    1. The easier it becomes to produce information, the harder that information becomes to consume — and the harder we have to work to separate the spurious from the significant. Humans are meaning-makin...
  • [Q&A #02] Bombs vs. Bugs
    02 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 151 37
    One of the interesting things for me about this shared space of ours is to be able to see what it is that you most enjoy—or don’t—and where your questions lie. The most common request I’ve heard is ab...
  • The Insecurity Industry
    26 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 257 46
    1. The first thing I do when I get a new phone is take it apart. I don’t do this to satisfy a tinkerer’s urge, or out of political principle, but simply because it is unsafe to operate. Fixing the har...
  • Answering Readers' Questions
    19 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 99 16
    Jonathan T / ChumbaRoomba ask: What if instead of Conspiracy enabling individuals to abdicate from the making of truth-value judgments, Conspiracy Practice and Conspiracy Theory emerge from an interwo...
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