The Importance Of Government Spying

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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines 'spy' as one who keeps secret watch on a person or thing to obtain information. It also defines 'privacy' as the state or condition of living freely from being observed or distributed by other people. In light of past events, it is evident that government spying has become one of the major concerns of Internet users and the American Government. The government's known and unknown capabilities have been abused in an unconstitutional way and the American people have started to show great concerns. With the increase of power and resources within the government, it is possible that they have extended beyond their reach into the lives of American citizens. The U.S. Constitution contains no express right to privacy.…show more content…
But what we now know, thanks to the famous Edward Snowden, is that they have been using illegal dragnet surveilance programs of domestic communication and communication records to spy on millions of Americans, guilty or innocent, since 2001. Also, the whistleblower Mark Klein revealed that AT&T is cooperating with the U.S. Government in illegal surveilance. AT&T integrated fiberoptic networks to create copies of web browsing and other Internet traffic of their customers. After, classified government files that were leaked by the media in 2013 confirmed that the NSA recieve full copies of the data that is carried through major fiberoptic cable networks. If spying is an invasion of privacy, and invasion of privacy is illegal, since privacy is a right, then the NSA has been engaging in illegal activities for more than a decade and need to be…show more content…
It has come to light that the NSA stores every American's phone records. One of their programs allows them to access private user data on many online services. They are a part of offensive hacking operations. They tap long distance Internet networks. They have intercepted data flowing betwee mayor data centers, including Yahoo and Google. They have spied on powerful world leaders. They spy on millions of innocent people worldwide. They have tracked cellular locations overseas. They have downgraded the security of encrypted products. They use tracking software to locate hacking targets. And finally, they have a program that records every phone call made, and stores it for a month. The evidence is overwhelming: privacy is a right, since it is one of the mayor topics of the Bill Of Rights. The NSA has been using spying programs on Americans and others overseas. The American government has abused its known and unknown capabilities. Edward Snowden, and other whistleblowers have alerted the world of the illegal surveilance activities conducted by the government. And now, it is our turn to make a
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