Whistleblower Edward Snowden: Targeting The United States

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The NSA fails to ensure citizens that the targets of the programs are in fact foreigners. NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden states “while NSA may be intending on targeting someone involved with a foreign government or that they suspect of terrorism, they collect everyone's phone data”(NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden). In other words, the NSA collects everyone's phone data, whether suspected of terrorism or not. The ACLU adds that the problem with the FISA act, an amendment signed into law by president bush in 2008 expanded government authority to monitor electronic communications, “permits the government to monitor people who aren’t even thought to be doing anything wrong” (Does the government actually understands the 4th amendment). The government cannot legally collect phone info/data on people without the issue of a warrant. Finally, Edward Snowden claims that he “could wiretap anyone even the president if intending to harm the U.S”(NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden).
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