However, the question appears, “does the end ever justify the means?” In my opinion, I do think that the end of this dilemma is justified. Edward, a former employee of the NSA, released to the public, confidential information about our government invading our privacy. It is estimated that Snowden took about 1.7 million classified documents containing information about the NSA. The public knows the most about his leak concerning phone taps, and a database storing every single call made in the United States. They are screened for target words that can signify terrorism or other illegal activities.
Apart of PRISM is the NSA’s commitment to Cellphone companies like Verizon and AT&T, where the NSA can snoop on the phone calls made by Americans and can gain intelligence from them. ... ... middle of paper ... ...a whistleblower and a criminal based upon that he leaked information that should have never come out and gave signs of snooping that should have never been discovered. Snowden is making a good life now living in Hong Kong and has certainly been on the watch by the NSA for these leaks. He being a criminal and the releasing of secure documents is the biggest reason to not being at home. These documents stating that the NSA was spying on foreign countries and on terrorists may be the biggest problem on the U.S. because these terrorists will now find other ways to diffuse this information and may cause a bigger hazard than before.
would be “exceptionally vulnerable” (Head of FBI, Robert Mueller). But referring to the previous arguments against government spying (i.e. being in violation of our privacy, being illegal, and trust issues) why should we then let the government keep spying on us? Since 2001 up until now, that’s 15 years, spying has not only been done illegally to supposedly expose suspected “terrorists” it has done us no good; The Justice Department’s inspector general said that the “FBI agent’s can’t point to any major terrorism cases, they’ve cracked thanks” to the aforementioned government digital intrusions. It is simply a violation of one 's privacy which what every man, woman, and child should be entitled to in this country famed for “freedom” but unfortunately, this is not the
Now, the debate rages on: Is Edward Snowden an American hero or an American villain. The United States government wants to bring treason and espionage against him for leaking some of the most confidential government secrets, but, what most people didn’t know before this whole debacle was that the government was uncontrollably spying on its people using any type of phone, tablet, or computer, Now the government’s response to the outrage of the people would be that they are protecting them from possible terrorists, but some may still ask the question of: Is the government violating my privacy? After gathering all the information, it is up to you to decide: Is Edward Snowden an American hero for exposing to the people of the U.S. the government’s dirty spying secrets or is he an American traitor guilty of espionage and treason?
The NSA is a program created by the US government and former president Harry Truman. The NSA is used for global monitoring and analysis of foreign intelligence. The program specializes in code breaking and supplying crucial or important information found to the US government or military. The NSA also gathers important information that the government wishes to keep secret and defends it from being stolen or damaged. The NSA spying scandal all started when a man named Ed... ... middle of paper ... ...is as it voids the 4th amendment and the rights that the people have.
A nationwide debate over privacy rights have been sparked. Although supporters claim that the NSA only does its best to protect the United States from terrorists as well as respecting Americans' rights and privacy, many civil rights advocates feel that the government failed to be clear about the limit of the surveillance programs, threatening Americans' civil... ... middle of paper ... ...potential terrorist activity. WORK CITED McCutcheon, Chuck. "Government Surveillance." CQ Researcher 30 Aug. 2013: 717-40.
Snowden had a valid and justifiable reason to expose the NSA to the world because they were in violation of our fourth Amendment rights to unreasonable searches and seizures. The government called him a traitor, while others viewed him as a hero for exposing the government. Edward Snowden is a whistle blower because he felt that it is up to society to decide if governmental practices are just or unjust. Snowden does “express the highest respect for the law”, and he wanted to protect the right of privacy for American citizens. It is likely to consider Edward Snowden as a whistle blower because he wanted the people to decide what the government can or can not do.
The scene casts Bourne as a hero, outwitting an assassin to save people he has known for less than two days. His bravery also portrays the CIA in a negative light, as it is ruthless to hunt such a likeable character. In contrast to the film, A Spy by Nature depicts a less en... ... middle of paper ... ...urne Identity and A Spy by Nature reveals the scary authority that government spy agencies possess. The styles of betrayal illustrate the dominance and technological tools that spy agencies have post 9/11. The Bourne Identity hints at the malevolence of the super powerful CIA that has existed since the war on terror begun.
That the book was taken by many as a condemnation of socialism would have troubled Orwell greatly, had he lived to see the aftermath of his work. 1984 was a warning against totalitarianism and state sponsored brutality driven by excess technology. Socialist idealism in 1984 had turned to a total loss of individual freedom in exchange for false security and obedience to a totalitarian government, a dysutopia. 1984 was more than a simple warning to the socialists of Orwell's time. There are many complex philosophical issues buried deep within Orwell's satire and fiction.
Global Events Influencing 1984 by George Orwell Down with Big Brother, the omnipresent leader of Ingsoc, or English socialism, and the force that has society in a vice of fear and ignorance. It is in George Orwells grim dystopia 1984 that these circumstances exist. It was written in 1949 as a warning to where society could be headed. George Orwell was an English writer that had just witnessed the horrors or World War II and the power of a strong central leader that nearly took over the whole of Europe, Hitler. All of these factors form Orwells’ writing that is 1984.