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Digital privacy concerns, which have been a major issue in our country since 2001, increasingly violate our basic human rights as global citizens. The growing amount of government surveillance has manifested in the enactment of acts such as SOPA and CISPA. Although their intent on stopping digital piracy and attacks were clear, both were immediately met with harsh criticism; they allowed big corporations to violate our privacy rights by sharing our personal information with both other companies and the government. Our President, although publicly expressing his acknowledgement of the issue, failed to discuss an array of other pressing dilemmas regulated by the recently exposed National Security Agency (NSA), especially those involving the mass data stockpiles and the rights of foreigners against immoderate and disproportionate surveillance by the US. Furthermore, the intentions of the NSA still remain unclear; why is the collection and the extended retention of this data useful?
They can even tap into phone calls or hack into offline computers. How many terrorists is the NSA really stopping? There have been multiple tragedies such as the Sandyhook shooting and the Boston Marathon incident that were not stopped, yet the NSA is invading the privacy of United States citizens and defying the 4th amendment which protects people from unreasonable searches. The government is hiding more secrets behind the National Security Agency and what exactly they do. The NSA should not be invading United States Citizens’ privacy, especially when doing that has not proved to be very effective.