U.s. National Security Agency

1242 WordsDec 3, 20155 Pages
Imagine a world where you are being watched by the government all the time. This sounds similar to the classical dystopian novel 1984, where Big Brother invades the private lives of its citizens including, the protagonist, Winston. Even though our society is not as invasive we have our own big brother, the NSA. Although it protects U.S. national security, the government should discontinue the surveillance done by the NSA because it is detrimental the U.S. economy the Constitution and the citizens of the U.S. The National Security Agency, NSA, is an intelligence organization of the United States government, responsible for global monitoring, collection and processing of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence. In 2013, whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing the lengths of the National Security Agency’s surveillance on the United States’ citizens. This caused mass debate of privacy vs. security over the agency’s surveillance. Some major arguments for and against the NSA surveillance have involved the sections of the Constitution. These include : The Fourth Amendment which states “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized” and “Section 702 [of
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