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‘The Snowden Files’ Author: ‘The Paragraph I Had Just Written Began to Self-Delete.’

snowdenLuke Harding, author of the book The Snowden Files, has a very strange experience while writing the book.

Despite taking very strong precautions to protect his privacy including not doing interviews on mobile phones and only working on his computer when he was offline, outsiders were able to access his computer while he was writing.

He explained his creepy experience in a column penned for The Guardian. He writes:

Snowden’s revelations had damaged US tech companies and their bottom line. Something odd happened. The paragraph I had just written began to self-delete. The cursor moved rapidly from the left, gobbling text. I watched my words vanish. When I tried to close my OpenOffice file the keyboard began flashing and bleeping.

Harding had this experience on numerous occasions, and while there was no specific pattern, he revealed that these instances seemed to occur when he was writing something critical of the NSA.

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Vintage Books to Publish Book on Edward Snowden

vintagebooksVintage Books, an imprint of , will publish a book about Edward Snowden next month called The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man.

Luke Harding, an award-winning journalist for The Guardian, will author the book that tells the story of the man who broke and continues to leak news of The NSA’s massive technology spying program.

Here is more from the press release: “The first, and definitive, book on Edward Snowden, THE SNOWDEN FILES deftly synthesizes many disparate sources and strands of this story into one cohesive insider narrative that reads like an espionage novel.  THE SNOWDEN FILES will be published by Vintage Books as a paperback original on February 11, 2014.”

The book will be available as a paperback and an eBook in the U.S., the U.K., Brazil, China, Korea, Norway, Holland, Portugal and Japan.