The Importance Of Internet Terrorism

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Imagine this. You walk out of your house, grab the newspaper, look at the newspaper while you walk to your car, and finally get into your car. You start the car and drive to the bank. You were staring at the newspaper for so long that you weren’t paying attention to the person parked behind you. Now they know where your house is and what kind of car you drive. You drop your kids off at daycare. They now know what your kids look like and where they are during the day. This person follows you and when you go to the ATM, they now have your pin number and know where your money is. Does this worry you? Did you know this is considered stalking? Leaving your house is similar to getting on the internet or calling your friend. None of this is private anymore. What you search on the internet is available to the internet …show more content…
Events such as 9/11 or the Boston bombing show that there is a real threat of destruction from terrorist organizations. Knowing the potential, the government is required to prevent as many attacks as possible before they take place. To do this job, the NSA uses surveillance to monitor people who are affiliated with terrorist groups and their activities. Without this tool, it would be harder for them to figure out the severity or reliability of the threats because they would only depend on tips (Bergen). Currently, ISIS is a major threat to the country and people are scared of terrorist attacks. The tensions will continue to increase and attacks will likely increase as well if ISIS isn’t under control yet. Current terrorism is so intimidating for the country due to the willingness for suicide and the nuclear weapons that are available today. Now terrorism hides behind intelligence systems and is much harder to find. This system allows quick metadata on people so that action can take place. However, some rights require modifications for this system to

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