Privacy Ethics

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Privacy and ethics have become somewhat of a lost art. Two things we as Americans used to hold as part of our highest core values. However, now it appears as though privacy has become a thing of the past and ethical behavior is just something you hear about once in a while. It seems as though little by little pieces of ourselves are being chipped away, and we are standing by allowing it to happen. We continually allow our privacy to be invaded on a daily basis by our smartphones, social media, and many other outlets that we try to connect ourselves to just to attempt to feel as though we are alive? That is just a small piece on a colossal scale of privacy and ethical issues we face.
Look at the Edward Snowden case and how he put the
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A Congressional Research Service report, for example, notes the worry that drones “will be used to spy on American citizens,” and asserts that, “[Undoubtedly, the government’s use of drones for domestic surveillance operations implicates the Fourth Amendment and other applicable laws” (Blitz, 2015, p.65). Once again, this is always going to be up for debate due to the ethics of it all.
If you consider the capabilities of the technology out there a lot of lives could be saved if we used the technology in place of human lives to go into dangerous situations. “A number of newer technologies enable sense-enhancement or super- human-like powers. Infrared sensors, heat sensors, and new powerful radar systems all allow people (mainly police) to “see” through walls. Facial recognition and automated license plate readers enable the large- scale capture of information, tracking of individuals and their vehicles, and correlation of that information with information housed in massive databases.” (Kaminski,2015, p.1119). Allowing law enforcement the tools to conduct thorough searches without having to places themselves in the line of fire is an excellent idea. I am all for giving them the capabilities to do so.
The biggest issue now is making sure all of the drone use is covered legally, therefore, “state governments are scrambling to address the regulatory issues that these drones raise. Issues of privacy and government overreach are
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