Human knowledge is one of the man impact of the community, once they find that they are looking into what they do and they are considered suspects every terrorist attack they will soon begin to become paranoid. though this paranoia isn't due to the fact that they may have done something wrong, but that they didn't do a thing and the FBI might make the criminals for making one too many calls or for having different medical involvement. Plenty of citizens would refuse to be under that kind of surveillance, due to the about if observation the patriot act puts on people they would no longer feel comfortable in the way they are living. In source 2, the author claims "The NSA and FBI use the Patriot Act to collect the phone records of millions of people who have never even been suspected or accused of a crime" (source 2), this is not only portraying that they have records of what people are doing and not just that they hardly ever even find the actual people that are guilty of terrorism attacks, invading people's lives is much greater than being just illegal it is harassment toward the community as a
The NSA has been proven to be spying on United States citizens without proof of those citizens being labeled as a threat to the United States or anyone. Just like in the book 1984 by George Orwell, the government was spying on their citizens for no reason. There are many similarities between the book 1984 and the NSA. Many individuals either succeeded or tried to show the terrible things that their government was doing. The NSA has been known in the past to protect the United States but since Edward Snowden exposed the NSA the United States citizens put less trust in their government in fear their rights will be taken away.
Unreasonable, warrantless searches and seizures should not take place because it violates the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, by not being justified by law. The NSA goes to the FISA court to get the kind of warrant needed for going through metadata, if the warrant is issued, then the NSA may go through the metadata. When the NSA goes to the FISA court, it means that the surveillance requires judicial oversight. Also, If the “intelligence committee” wants to listen to a phone call, then they have to take special measures such as a federal judge. The intelligence committee may not just listen to a phone call, all that the intelligence committee can do without taking special measures is look at the length of a phone call. Warrantless
The United States government’s interpretation of the Fourth Amendment has caused them to believe they are justified in amassing a collection of American phone records, which creates a breach in many American citizens’ privacy. According to the FISA Amendment Act, the government has the authority to “target foreigners abroad” (ACLU) and the phone records of any communications between Americans and those foreign targets can be collected. However, this act does not allow amassing
“After years of denial, much of which likely constituted perjury, officials of the National Security Agency (NSA) admitted to having conducted unwarranted surveillance of Americans, a violation of the protections against such searches provided by the Fourth Amendment.” "NSA Admits Directly Targeting Americans for Warrantless Surveillance." NSA Admits Directly Targeting Americans for Warrantless Surveillance. Web. 8 Apr. 2015. The NSA abuses their power by going to the extreme and spying on innocent citizens warrantless. It isn’t fair to the society. The NSA shouldn’t be able to view anyone’s personal information without a warrant. With or without a warrant, The NSA should still have certain rules that will create boundaries. President Obama and the National Security Chief stated that they do not monitor the communications of
The Patriot Act is a clear infringement of the right of people to not be searched and seized. Roving Wiretaps, Section 206, allows the government to acquire a warrant to tap any phone or computer of someone who is suspected to be a terrorist. Critics noted, however, that if the suspect comes into casual contact with someone who is innocent in terms of the acts, the privacy of the latter could be trespassed upon. This is a violation of the Fourth Amendment; the security and privacy of someone who is innocent would be infringed upon. Foreign Intelligence Wiretaps and Searches is a provision similar to that of the Roving Wiretap but for those who are suspected as foreign spies. Critics claimed that international spying and terrorism is too easily given as an excuse and has led to an excess of intelligence taps compared to the criminal taps. “Sneak and Peak” Warrants also comes in violation of the Fourth Amendment because the provision allows the FBI to search and investigate any home or business without prior warning to that of whom they would search and intrude upon, a clear violation of unreasonable search and seizure.
First, the USA PATRIOT Act allows for multiple abuses of power. It allows for so many, in fact, that the American Civil Liberties Union was able to compile a list of the "Top Ten Abuses of Power Since 9/11." In this list, they point out that, "[...] the National Security Agency was tapping into telephone calls of Americans without a warrant, in violation of federal statutes and the Constitution." This example shows
The first revealing of the National Security Agency (NSA) intercepting American citizens’ phone calls and internet communications was on the news in 2005. Those news stories, including a USA story discovered that the NSA is also receiving phone and other communication records. On December 23th, 2005 the New York Times caught companies just giving away access to their communications stream. There are many incidents that have been proved and recorded about the NSA receiving information and data from Americans without their acknowledgment of it. There is also much history behind the NSA, good and bad believe it or not.
One of biggest things that concerns critics is the conflict of the fourth amendment. They claim that this program violates the fourth amendment, which prevents unreasonable searches mentions Lee in the Texas Journal of civil liberties and civil rights. Issues and controversies claims, that by the NSA sweeping up metadata, they are invading our privacy, which is one of our most basic rights as American citizens. With the government having that much information and power, it can only spell trouble for the future. Critics are also quick to point out that obtaining the warrant to investigate is more than easily done by officials. Feingold explains that since the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, was passed in 1978, almost every request for a warrant was approved. Meaning that if the NSA wanted a warrant to wiretap, they were pretty much granted it. FISA also permits immediate wiretap warrant taps as long as the government goes to court for the warrant within 72hrs, adds Feingold. The NSA’s fine print fools many Americans as to what appears to the eye.
A common lie that plagues society is that the government is monitoring its people to protect them. This is a blatant lie only used to provide citizens with a false sense of security. The Foreign Intelligence Act, better known as the ‘FISA’ Act was passed through legislation simply to be utilized as another active device to gain intelligence on those who are supposed to be free. Due to a new spur of terrorism in the world the United States believed there were changes to be made. The FISA Act was later ratified to include the Patriot Act which is a direct threat to the nation’s freedom if used for anything other than its intended purpose.
Domestic Surveillance Is Protection Terrorism, it’s a scary word. It might make people uneasy or maybe even a little frightened, but just because it’s there doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible to prevent the act. Acts as in 9/11, the Boston bombings, and the Paris attacks, those are more preventable
Because of this program, which is unconstitutional, it is also extremely easy to land on the terror watch list, and as a result, many people are treated as terrorists because their names show up on this list, and their lives become much more difficult because they are treated differently. However, the main concern is that because of the government’s knowledge about every detail of the lives of Americans, this information can be used against them. Americans also believe that the government has gone far enough to prevent terrorism, and therefore the government is only overstepping its boundaries by monitoring the calls and other activities of Americans. As Ben Franklin states, “when the people fear the government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” Again, Americans are afraid that the government could come after them, and as a result they are forced to change their habits to reduce this
One of the prominent examples of uncontrolled surveillance is the United States, recently brought to the spotlight with whistleblower Edward Snowden. The bulk collection of data conducted by the NSA and other agencies in secrecy violates the privacy rights of the American people as stated on the constitution by the 4th amendment. The founders of the constitution did not predict the creation of phones and the internet and incorporate privacy to specifically include these products. Nonetheless, even if the privacy rights is not stated in the amendments, the act of invading civilian privacy without warrant is still a reach too far in regards to government capabilities to monitor its citizens. This capability can lead to corrupt power in the government
Title After the devastating terrorist attack that happened on September 11, 2001, America felt insecure and susceptible to devastating future terror attacks. President of the time George Bush secretly removed restrictionssecretly authorized less restrictions on the National Security Agency (NSA) in order to calm the anxious America. However the restrictions that were lessened lead to the NSA creating great meta data servers that recorded and saved all data made from phone calls for 5 years or longer. Many Americans believe that the NSA is only observing people who pose a threat to the United States however, this is simply not true. The NSA buildup of metadata, use different transition, which doesnt make sense herewhich directly opposes the constitution, along with the ineffectiveness and secrecy of the NSA. Although many Americans believe that the NSA is collecting data on all citizens to help protect the United States, the NSA collection of bulk metadata is violating the constitution and should be removed because it violates personal privacy, hurts United States business, and has a minimal effect on preventing terrorism.
The NSA are violating our fourth amendment rights constantly. A few years ago, a former NSA employee, Edward Snowden leaked several hidden truths about the government. The biggest being phone data collection. “It specifies that the records to be produced include “session identifying information", such as "originating and terminating number", the duration of each call, telephone calling card numbers, trunk identifiers, International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number, and "comprehensive communication routing information”” (Greenwald). Overall this is your personal information and should not be shared or taken without your consent. The worse part about this is that us citizens don’t know where or