Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed that mass surveillance was being conducted on a majority of civilians by the NSA and PRISM. These scandals got citizens unease thinking in the back of their minds they might have been or are currently monitored. The Boston Marathon bombing where a known Islamic extremist planted two pressure cooker bombs killing 3 people and injuring 264 others is a prime example on why mass surveillance has failed us. Russia warned the U.S. about the terrorist that became an extremist and was possibly involved with extremist groups, FBI had questioned him, and the CIA had placed h... ... middle of paper ... ...Sharply Defends Domestic Spying without Court Approval and Calls Senate's Failure to Renew the Patriot Act 'Inexcusable.'."
In early June 2013, Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former defense contractor who had access to NSA database while working for an intelligence consulting company, leaked classified documents reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) is recording phone calls of millions of Americans along with gathering private data and spying foreign Internet activity. The Washington Post later broke the news disclosed PRISM, a program can collect data on Internet users. The leaked documents publicly stated a vast objection. Many people were shocked by the scale of the programs, even elected representatives were unaware of the surveillance range. A nationwide debate over privacy rights have been sparked.
House of Cards All the news on former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is still fresh in our minds and all the top secrets he has leaked are known around the world. Snowden leaked that NSA has been spying U.S. citizens and by using the surveillance program, or the PRISM. This program has the power to go over any suspicious calls made from inside U.S. and outside U.S. with the telephony metadata they got from the telecommunication companies (Snowden). The program started after the 9/11 in 2001, in order to prevent future terrorism against the United States. The President at the time, George W. Bush, passed the US Patriot Act in order to Justify all the surveillance program to maintain Unites States’ national security.
Retrieved May 29, 2012, from http://www.nytimes.com/1995/01/27/us/how-the-fbi-finally-caught-aldrich-ames.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm Lerner, A. (n.d.). Ames (Aldrich H.) Espionage Case - . Internet FAQ Archives - Online Education - faqs.org. Retrieved May 27, 2012, from http://www.faqs.org/espionage/A-An/Ames-Aldrich-H-Espionage-Case.html Trahair, R. C., & Miller, R. L. (2009).
U.S. internal watchdog finds NSA workers spied on significant others. 27 September 2013. 24 November 2013. Web. Wetterer, Charles M. The Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure.