Beyond Snowden by Timothy Edgar

Wednesday, September 6th 6:30pm

Beyond Snowden is the fascinating look at how Timothy Edgar, a civil liberties activist and former ACLU lawyer, decided to try to make a difference by going inside America’s growing surveillance state—and his surprising conclusions. Edgar goes against conventional wisdom to argue that Snowden actually made the NSA stronger by leaking its top-secret documents. After that, nothing was hidden: departments could openly discuss what they were collecting and how they were collecting it. They began working together, they strengthened their program, and they now collect more data in a more efficient way. Beyond Snowden is a look inside both worlds from Edgar's unique perspective, featuring accessible recommendations for keeping the United States secure while keep civil liberties intact.