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    Essay On Wiretapping

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    Security Administration’s (NSA) domestic surveillance program was implemented by President George W. Bush soon after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Bush authorized the NSA to start conducting various surveillance activities. Many of these activities authorized had previously been barred by certain laws and agency policy. A small part of the program implemented by the administration was nicknamed “The Terrorist Surveillance Program”. This part of the program allows the NSA to monitor the communications

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    US Government Monitoring Its Citizens

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    2001, the surveillance issue often has turned away the table in the debate of individual privacy or counterterrorism. By passing the Patriot Act, Congress gave President Bush an immense law enforcement authority to boost U.S's counterterrorism, and the President used his enlarged powers to forward specific programs in order to reduce the threat of terrorism and defend the country’s safety. In early June 2013, Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former defense contractor who had access to NSA database while

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    We Are Big Brother's Reality Television Star

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    trying to be as low-key as possible, movies like Enemy of the State tries to spotlight how obsessed society and the government are about surveillance. Though the motives of the government differ greatly from those of the citizens the line between right and wrong has become so obscured over the past decade that society doesn’t pay much attention to the surveillance being conducted upon them unless it directly affects the way they go about their life. Enemy of the State follows Robert Dean, a labor

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    The Constitutionality of the NSA

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    revealed that the NSA has ordered Verizon and other companies as well, to relinquish the metadata the company has on its customers. This metadata contained documented files on “phone numbers, duration of calls, routing information and sometimes the location of the callers” (Schell 2013). Other information regarding the NSA’s methods include its operation under the Bush Administration in which the Terrorist Surveillance Program took into effect. Under the Terrorist Surveillance Program, if two certain

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    Edward Snowden’s Leak of The NSA Spy Program Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner in which he coined the term “Land of the Free”. Many Americans are now questioning if America is still “land of the free”. In June of 2013, information leaked by Edward Snowden on the National Security Agency and its programs caused a storm of questions and strong opinions for and against the security of individuals. The leak uses factual information of top-secret government spy programs that are considered

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    The Government: Watching Everything You Do

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    governments and not just the U.S. are surveilling its own citizens and other people around the world by tracking and recording their phone calls, e-mails, and other communications. The main way this came into the light is the recent and ongoing controversy with the NSA and leaks from whistleblowers like Edward Snowden. These revelations are raising doubts in people’s minds and they are wanting to make change or reform to the government(s). Through this revelation, made by the help of whistleblowers and

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    Edward Snowden’s leaked documents proved it that Big Brother is indeed watching. (Orwell 1) After the NSA and CIA leaks last year surfaced, many questions arose. Who is the man behind the leaks and what does his future hold with the United States government? What are the surveillance programs and their purpose? What are some of the ethical concerns? What are the pros and cons of secret surveillance programs? Does this violate our rights? Are these programs legal? How do these programs and the subsequent

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    Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

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    “What else are they not telling us?” or “Can a government corrupt enough to spy on its own people be worthy of our trust?” and “Will they stop here? Or is more yet to come?” E... ... middle of paper ... ...nker.com/ >. S6.1 Fitzgerald, Sandy. "NSA Panel Member: Edward Snowden Guilty of 'Treason, High Crimes.'" News Max. N.p., 21 Dec. 2013. Web. 6 Mar. 2014. . Harding, Luke. "Is Edward Snowden a prisoner in Russia?" The Guardian. N.p., 2 Feb. 2014. Web. 6 Mar. 2014. . "A PARTIAL, NOT EXHAUSTIVE

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    spy

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    also known as the NSA was originally created in 1958 with the help of President Truman. The NSA was created to support our military, protect our nation, and defend us from terrorist threats. The NSA is also supposed to abide by US laws and the protection of our privacy ("National Security Agency"). However, just last year in May 2013 Edward Snowden, a contractor for NSA at the time, essentially blew the whistle and ousted the NSA for spying on millions of Americans. The NSA was reading Emails and

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    National Security Agency's Power

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    The NSA can capture more than 1 Yottabyte of data each day, but what is the NSA to start and is it abusing its power? NSA stands for National security agency, it works with the united stated government to prevent individuals from developing terrorist activity. To prevent activities such as terrorism, the NSA intercepts communications between people online which is good, but not all interceptions are illegal activates because the NSA can also intercept individuals that have no criminal background

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