NSA snooping on private Citizens Email and Social Media Messages–Ouch
In case you’ve been living under a rock, let me catch you up on the situation with the National Security Agency, a.k.a. the N.S.A. The NSA has been granted powers to seize your information without a warrant. In case you don’t know, that goes against your 4th amendment. Thanks to the martyr Snowden, we are discussing this gross power in our government. Lead by Congressman Amash, they voted on a bill that would gut the NSA. As expected, it failed. But it failed due to a few votes. Congress was divided in half on this issue. Here’s the point that I’m trying to get at: People in our government are human. Since they are human, they tend to make mistakes, which would then lead to having a few skeletons in their closets. Usually, this embarrassing information within reach because of the internet, and the NSA has access to that information. I don’t think that it’s above the government to blackmail its own people. This could also lead to our politicians being manipulated by the Government. As any wise tactician would say, information is power, and the NSA has unprecedented access to that power. If your only argument to this is I don’t have anything to hide, then I suggest that you live inside a glass house. Privacy is one of the fundamental privileges of freedom, and I enjoy my freedom.