Privacy and Human Rights Essay

1500 Words 6 Pages
Most Americans feel trapped by the government. They believe that the government is spying on them just to do so and that there is absolutely no reason for it. However this is wrong because the government has several reasons to spy on us Americans. Even though this may seem outrageous, it is needed and there are ways the United States’ citizens have privacy. With all of these false accusations it is simple to see why people would be supportive of our right to privacy. On the other hand, the government eavesdropping on the people of the United States has helped save many lives and justice being served. The United States of America is a free country, so we should have the option to be spied on by the government; however, as citizens we do …show more content…
Gossip either true or not gets passed along faster than a scientific fact in our county. With the government spying on us first, it makes complete sense. If you were going to see what a fight was all about would you go to an adult or the children that were fighting? The children; they will tell you everything in full detail. This is the same concept that the government is using. If a terrorist was to plan anything it is likely that there is more than one person involved. Contact with any outside source would be listened into by the government and may prevent more attacks that may have happened.
The government looks at our emails, text messages, listens to our phone calls and other similar communication devices. Daniel Solove, a member of the Chronicle, wrote: “The U.S. has led a worldwide effort to limit individual privacy and enhance the capability of its police and intelligence services to eavesdrop on personal conversations. The campaign has had two legal strategies. The first made it mandatory for all digital telephone switches, cellular and satellite phones and all developing communication technologies to build in surveillance capabilities; the second sought to limit the dissemination of software that provides encryption, a technique which allows people to scramble their communications and files to prevent others from reading them” (Solove). How much of this did you know about? Almost all of our current devices already have technology that makes

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