The Privacy Of The United States Government Essay

1254 Words Mar 18th, 2016 null Page
The United States government has been invading the privacy of its citizens for the past several decades. After the terrorist attacks in 2001, the United States Government has gained more access to personal information of not only citizens of the U.S., but to “alleged” or “suspected” people around the world who are viewed as threats to the United States. According to an article by Andrew Napolitano, “We already knew that the NSA, our 60,000 domestic spies, has captured and retained the contents of nearly all emails, text messages, telephone calls, bank statements, utility bills and credit card bills of all Americans since 2009.” The U.S. government seems to operate like the song “Every Breath You Take” by the Police, where every step, every move, and every breath you take, the U.S. government is watching you. The U.S. government is still pushing the boundaries of personal invasion of privacy. They now want Apple to create an iOS that has a backdoor key to unlocking a locked and encrypted iPhone. Apple is fighting this order because, if this software is created, governments, hackers, and computer geeks around the world could possibly break into any iPhone and take the personal data and information located on the iPhone. The United States Government needs to realize they are infringing on our personal privacy. The United States has gone overboard on the invasion of personal privacy by tracking every citizen’s personal information, and potentially forcing Apple to provide a…

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