Aug 1, 2019

Edward Snowden to release memoir this fall

Edward Snowden. Photo: Barton Gellman/Getty Images

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked a series of classified documents in 2013, will release his memoir worldwide on September 17.

The big picture: Snowden is currently living in Moscow, avoiding U.S. charges that could send him to prison. While U.S. officials have harshly condemned Snowden's actions, some have lauded him for bringing to light previously unknown NSA practices and increasing government accountability.

What to watch: A Facebook announcement for the book noted the memoir, titled "Permanent Record," will be printed globally by Macmillan Publishers this fall by way of Metropolitan Books. According to a statement provided to AP, the book will be released in over 20 countries.

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NSA's free malware research tool gains traction, 6 months on

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

In March the National Security Agency released an internal malware research tool for free to the public, a first for the secretive agency. Six months later, by most indications, the release is an even bigger event than the NSA thought.

Why it matters: Some aspects of researching malware have long required expensive software. The release of Ghidra, the NSA tool, has profoundly changed the field, opening it up to students, part-timers and hobbyists who otherwise couldn't afford to participate.

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Tulsi Gabbard pausing campaign for active duty with National Guard

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard speaks at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate and Iraq War veteran Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said in a statement Monday she's leaving the campaign trail Wednesday for 2 weeks of active-duty training with the National Guard.

"While some people are telling me, 'Gosh, this is a terrible time to leave the campaign. Can't you find a way out of it?' That's not what this is about. I look forward to joining my fellow soldiers for a joint-training exercise with the Indonesian military, focused on counterterrorism and disaster response."

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Tulsi Gabbard: DNC's Democratic debate selection process lacks transparency

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard makes a speech during the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 9. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard told Fox News' "'Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday that the Democratic National Committee's process for determining who qualifies in debates "lacks transparency."

"People deserve having that transparency, because, ultimately, it's the people who will decide who our Democratic nominee will be and ultimately who our next president, commander-in-chief will be.  And when you see that lack of transparency, it creates, you know, a lack of faith and trust in the process." 
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