Edward Snowden is back under scrutiny by the US government due to his memoir, Permanent Record. The government alleges that Snowden is breaking his non-disclosure agreement by publishing his memoir. Why the US government feels that Snowden would comply with his NDAs after previously becoming the US’s largest whistleblower is unclear. The US government is attempting to seize the materials used by Snowden to create his book, and they may even attempt to gain control of the manuscript. While the US government may be able to influence US publishers and distributors from allowing Snowden’s book they may not be able to stop others. Snowden currently resides outside the United States in Russia, it’s unclear how the US government would be able to stop him from publishing Permanent Record or seize control of anything related to it in the first place.
Source: Edward Snowden Sued by U.S. Over New Memoir
Google has become the first company in the world to successfully create a quantum computer. This is a huge milestone in the world of computing, as quantum computers are massively more powerful than their current counterparts. In an example given by Google, their quantum computers, named Bristlecone and Sycamore, are capable of solving a computation that would take 10,000 years for the a current-generation supercomputer in just over 3 minutes. Access to computing power of this magnitude represents a major strategic advantage for whatever country possesses it.
Source: Google Says It’s Achieved Quantum Supremacy, a World-First: Report