Surveillance First Really Started In The United States

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Surveillance first really started in the United States in 1919 when the US department of State approves the Cipher Bureau, also called the “Black Chamber”. This was basically a precursor to today’s National Security Agency and United States first peacetime federal intelligence agency. Today’s National Security Agency wa later created in 1952 by Harry Truman in secret to allow the Defence Department to gather surveillance info after World War II. In 1972 the US Supreme Court ruled that the fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures applies to surveillance for domestic threats. This case established the precedent that some type of warrant is needed to authorize the government to conduct electronic spying, even if…show more content…
The only way to completely prevent your phone from being a victim of bugging is disabling the actual microphone be disconnecting it or physically destroying that part. A more classical example of surveillance are closed circuit camera systems. These include typical security cameras in locations like stores and banks. They usually transmit what they are recording to a specific place and are not openly transmitted. The data is transferred to a security room where the videos are usually all displayed on multiple monitors. These are pretty secure since the only way to access the data is to physically even your hands on the cable that connects the camera system to the monitors that display the video. The most modern form of surveillance is internet tracking. Lots of internet service providers and online service providers track what you do online to collect data. One very popular example is Google Ads. Cookies and past entries you have searched are used to tracking what you tend to do online so that they can direct targeted advertisements toward you. Google Ads usually only track what site you visit but your internet provider can collect any amount of data that you send over the internet since they have the ones connecting you wherever your data is going or came from. There are laws in place so that internet service providers can no look at your data with a
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