The National Security Agency ( Nsa ) Essay

1211 Words Feb 18th, 2016 null Page
“We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government." What William O. Douglas said in 1966 was a prediction of current society waiting to happen. The National Security Agency (NSA) is a United States security agency dedicated to gathering information on any intelligence needed to protect the country. This includes Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) surveillance which can be found around every corner in the streets or your local store. As well as digital privacy, which includes any type of privacy on social media and cloud storage. In George Orwell’s 1984, the main character, Winston, along with the rest of the population is constantly monitored by Big Brother, the ‘dictator’ of Oceania, which is modern day England. In the novel, Winston questions himself and reality, due to being told two things are right even when contradicting itself, a term called doublethink. Throughout the book, Winston does several actions that go against the Party’s beliefs including sexual relationships, betrayal, and secrecy. This leads to the party finding out due to the constant surveillance and ends up being tortured and made to love Big Brother. Many have considered the NSA to be a real life equivalent of Big Brother from the book. The novel 1984 by George Orwell is prescient about the constant monitoring of our private lives and actions, but failed to consider that we end up doing this voluntary due to the…

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