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  • Edward Snowden: The United States National Security Agency

    According to BBC News, in June of 2013 the story broke through the newspaper, the Guardian that the United States National Security Agency (NSA), was spying on foreign leaders, people of power both in the US as well as other countries, and millions of Americans. On going stories also revealed that the NSA was collecting data from various allies such as Greece, France, and Italy. They also collected data from allies outside of Europe such as India, Japan, and South Korea (Edward Snowden: Leaks That Exposed US Spy Programme). The NSA also worked in part with its UK counterpart, the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), to share data uncovered by GCHQ though the tapping of fibre-optic cables (Hopkins). All of this leaked information and more was revealed through Edward Snowden. Snowden, a high school dropout with only a GED, was raised in Maryland. Although he had no college degree, Snowden showed a remarkable amount of skill when it came to computers. According to Biography.com, for this reason he was hired by the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, as a systems analyst in 2006. He left the CIA in 2009 when he was hired as a private contractor for the National Security Agency, NSA. While working for the NSA, Snowden was…

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  • Essay On The Pros And Cons Of The National Security Agency

    The National Security Agency Pros and Cons What if there was someone who looked at every telephone call in America and could help find and kill terrorists just by tapping into computers, telephones, and other technologies? Before World War 2 we as Americans would probably think of this as just another rumor. Today this has come true. The NSA or formally known as the National Security Agency has become one of the most controversial topics in the USA and other countries like England. What is the…

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  • Benefits Of The National Security Agency

    It is widely debated, as a resident of the United States of America, whether or not it is socially beneficial or even acceptable in any way for the federal government as the National Security Agency otherwise known as the NSA to delve into information that is personal to you for the protection and well-being of the country.(NSA, 2015) Charlie Savage, an author and Washington correspondent for the New York Times, highlight the fact that the NSA is capable of reading SMS (Short Message Service)…

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  • The Importance Of The National Security Agency

    screen. All of a sudden, “Smith! 6079 Smith W! Yes, you! Bend lower please! You can do better than that. You’re not trying. Lower please! That’s better, comrade…” (Orwell, 36). Winston is called out for not doing a stretch well enough and forced to try harder. That struck nervousness amongst the other participants, and everyone begins trying their hardest to avoid similar embarrassment. This shows just how strict BB is, even about the slightest mistakes, and will continue to harass someone till…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The National Security Agency

    The National Security Agency also known more commonly as the NSA is the agency in charge of monitoring information for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence. In other words they the watchdogs of the Nation. They make sure that there are no threats to our security. But recently a piece of information on how they retrieve information has come to light and people have begun to ask questions. The NSA should continue to survey the United states but under supervision and guidelines. Some are…

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  • National Security Agency Should Be Shut Down

    NSA Should be Shut Down The National Security Agency (NSA) is created in 1952 to protect national communication systems and seek information about foreign government’s secret communications. The organization consist a large amount of the workforce, which they design cryptographic systems to guard national security and spy on foreign governments’ movements. However, NSA became more strict with tighter security on all the American citizens after the 9/11 attack. NSA has taken away people’s freedom…

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  • Tranquility & Mosaics In The Fourth Amendment Summary

    The National Security Agency’s (NSA) collection of metadata has been questioned on constitutional grounds. Specifically, the NSA’s actions have been argued to conflict with the Fourth Amendment of the constitution, which states that all citizens are free from being subjected to any unreasonable searches or seizures initiated by the government. Proponents of the NSA’s collection of metadata believe that it is a crucial tool in preventing potential terrorist attacks, while opponents of the program…

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  • Analysis Of Whistleblowing And Rational Loyalty

    situation. For example, the idea to release the fact that a high ranking official with very sensitive information was using this information on a private non-secured (or at least not as secured as government regulated computers are) might have seen right to the individual at the time but could prove to be wrong in the eyes of society. Whistleblowers in general face backlash by the media and in turn the people who only hear the side that the media portrays. Many times, the full story is never…

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  • Boston Marathon Bombing

    of life in the United States changed forever. People are more observant, more mindful, and more prepared. This is especially true for the law enforcement agencies all across the country. They have always had the duty to serve and protect, but that has been bumped up a few notches in the recent years and the day of the Boston Marathon Bombing is a perfect example. Today police are essentially at the center of Homeland Security. They try to prevent crime, respond when crime does occur, and make…

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  • National Security Policy

    policy that ensures “climate change-related impacts are fully considered in the development of national security doctrine, policies, and plans.” Specifically, the policy pertains to the threat of foreign natural disasters to national security. The threat increases the demand for United States humanitarian assistance globally, which includes considerable Department of Defense resources. 2. BACKGROUND / NATIONAL INTERESTS: In the July 2011 Department of Defense Support…

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