I See You Watching On Privacy

1380 WordsSep 7, 20166 Pages
I See You Watching Privacy throughout the ages has been something people have valued and expected to have. Everyone has the right to their little own secrets and live life the constant watching of others. As technology advances throughout each decade, the world has become more and more accessible through a computer screen. Everyday activities have integrated with technology, from shopping online to requesting transportation through a phone app. Although technology makes everyday life convenient, it also leaves behind a digital footprint or data that can be seen by others. People were unaware that, through this technology, their privacy was being intruded upon by the government until Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA were secretly conducting illegal spying on the American people. This revelation by Snowden opened the eyes of the American public to the truth. In my eyes, Snowden’s actions ultimately make him a hero, someone who jeopardized his life and stood up to the law for what he believed was the right thing to do. What is a hero? Many heroes have emerged throughout history, and are remembered by the actions and sacrifice they have done for what is right. Martin Luther King Jr is remembered as a hero for “playing a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965(Biography.com Editors)”. Martin Luther King

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