Really Have True Privacy

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Do Americans Really Have True Privacy "History has shown us that sacrificing our right to privacy can have dire consequences -- we still live in a world where all people are not treated equally. Too many people do not feel free to practice their religion or express their opinion, or love who they choose," (Peterson) In the fourth amendment it states that the American people have the right to privacy. This is not well enforced and this right is often overlooked. Even on the internet the privacy of Americans is nonexistent and everyone’s information is out there and available for anyone to see. Some people may not think that this is true. This is a growing threat to the privacy of the American People with the way that the government is going about getting peoples information, and how the laws need to be updated to accommodate this. Privacy was an important right to our founding fathers and should be important to us today. The fourth amendment …show more content…
He shows how the NSA gets around laws by using a play on words. In his article he says that when the NSA says that the information is collected it has not been viewed by a human but is in a computers database and has only been looked at by a computer and stored. So using this the NSA can say that they have not collected anything and Schneier claims that yahoo has done this with their database too which would mean that they are not actually collecting the emails that are being stored. (Schneier) This article shows that the privacy rights that we once had are being taken advantage of and being stored without our permission and without a warrant. This violates the 4th amendment that the American people have and shows that the American government is able to attain all kinds of information on someone without their

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