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Hunter Huss IB Readings

The United States’ National Security Agency is being criticized for their surveillance programs.  I worked for Army intelligence a million years ago and we were under the direct control of the NSA, so I am interested in the NSA, but this topic goes way beyond my interest. What is at stake here is complicated. The Bill of Rights protects the rights of American citizens to, at least, a certain degree of freedom from government intrusion. We also have freedom of speech.

Read the following link which contains short opinions from 2 experts on American intelligence policy. To get full credit, cite at least 2 points from each of the experts.  Do you agree or disagree with surveillance, even potentially of your personal cell phone and computer, to protect American interests?

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/06/09/is-the-nsa-surveillance-threat-real-or-imagined

If you need more information, or would like to see an even more recent disclosure that the NSA has access to your phone, click on either of these links. Extra credit for them too – so lots of chances to build up your homework grade here.  (and short articles too!)

What is the NSA (yes, it’s wikipedia but not as long and biased as some of the stuff I looked at)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_Agency

and today’s breaking news – your smartphone.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/08/nsa-can-access-most-smartphone-data-report-says/

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