Surveillance And The National Security Agency

1729 WordsDec 18, 20167 Pages
There are all different types of surveillance now-a-days. The thought of it has come a long way and it has evolved significantly. There are many pros and cons as to surveillance in today’s world. Also, there are many different ways that technology allows people to get surveillance on many different things such as people, where they go, who they talk to, private information, and so much more. Surveillance and security in the United States has also changed significantly since September 11th, 2001. The National Security Agency also plays a big role in surveillance and security today and it has come a long way. The National Security Agency, also known as the NSA, was created on November 4, 1952, by President Harry S. Truman. It was created during World War 2 to try and decode codes from the Germans and Japanese (Murse, What is the National Security Agency). According to the Article ‘What is the National Security Agency’ written by U.S. Politics expert Tom Murse, the National Security Agency gathers intellect by piloting surveillance on its adversaries through the assembly of phone-call, email and Internet data. He also states that the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities are directed by the U.S. Constitution and overseen by members of Congress, precisely members of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence. The paper ‘Government Surveillance and Internet Search Behavior’ written by Alex Marthews and Catherine E. Tucker, on June 6,
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