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    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) epitomizes contemporary conflict in our judicial system. Background of Social Conflict FISC was originally established by Congress as a special court in 1978, and then revolutionized in 2001, however, it only recently became relevant to the general public after “whistleblowing” Edward Snowden exposed the seemingly underground system to American Society in 2015. Even then it, arguably, has not yet received the recognition it well deserves. The provisions of FISC were established through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1783. FISA “ required the government, before it commenced certain kinds of intelligence gathering operations within…

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    government had been using dragnet surveillance to surveil most calls, texts, emails, and video chats that occurred within the U.S., what is interesting is that more citizens from the United States were being surveilled than citizens from Russia. While there is less population in Russia it is still interesting to see that more of the United States’ citizens were being spied on. There was only slightly more spying occurred in china than the US. In a 30 day period 97 billion internet records were…

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    Introduction Thesis: In the wake of the Watergate scandal, Congress passed into law the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (“FISA”) to limit the power of the Executive Branch for the secret surveillance activities. Hence, to protect citizen privacy, FISA requires the government to attest that "the objective" of the surveillance is to gather foreign intelligence information. However, the difference between electronics surveillance conducted for national security and law enforcement…

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    “Going Dark: Scratching the Surface of Government Surveillance,” informs, the agency has two tasks: “1) information assurance, which prevents foreign agents from obtaining classified information, and 2) signals intelligence, which collects and analyzes foreign intelligence” (3). The earliest surveillance measure enacted in the United States came in the form of the Communications Act of 1934, which centralized “the regulatory process of telecommunications and provide[d] affordable access to…

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    critics of surveillance argue about how it is an abuse of power, a violation of people 's privacy, and most importantly, unconstitutional, while proponents of surveillance claim the benefit of surveillance is a reduction in the probability of high-cost events such as terrorism. Government surveillance programs, when conducted in controlled situations and closely audited by independent organizations, do not directly harm innocent civilians, especially when they benefit the safety of the general…

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    through Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and specially made courts. The courts provide judicial review. The goal of the spying is to find citizens influenced by foreign radicals into a potentially violent level of fringe ideology before they act. The NSA’s surveillance was largely uncovered by Edward Snowden’s leak. The PATRIOT act expanded many existing surveillance programs and enabled tracking programs such as XKeyScore and PRISM program. The goal is to identify terrorist activity…

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    Why Is Privacy Important

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    fourth amendment has been a representation of right to privacy. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 relates to the fourth amendment because the advancement of technology means the government does not have to physically conduct surveillance personally as before. In a broader perspective, this law can be seen as legal because it does not directly affect people’s personal life. However, it is no different than invading people’s home like British soldiers did in the early 1600’s since…

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    The National Surveillance Agency was birthed as a result of alarmist politics. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 inspired a governmental overhaul of its security measures. With the entire world in shock, the United States federal government approached security threats with new governmental programs designed to protect the public. Although the public did not learn about this program until a few years after it was created, this program was the United States’ preemption against terrorists and enemies…

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    case something could be detrimental to the country but, this comes with limitations. It should not be able to tap into your home anytime they want to the point that “at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted” (Orwell 3). It upsetting to think that “There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment” (3). Wiretapping is a big issue today because of the increased rate of terrorism in this country since 9/11 happened. In the Clapper v.…

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    At first the government established a court called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court or FISA court for short, which is a court that monitors the extent of the government’s data collecting and decides whether they are justified in getting that information. It was hard at first for the NSA to collect data because of the tight restrictions that were put in place by the courts. But over time the restrictions loosened. The NSA was no longer required to get a warrant on someone to look…

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