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The NSA: No Self-Advocacy

            Much of America talks about this idea of government conspiracy in regards to invasion of privacy, but it has been proven that this is no longer a conspiracy, but a reality. Thinking about living in a Big Brother society seems so far fetched, but when one takes a closer look at the National Security Agency and its power, one may conclude that this country is gradually getting closer to that idea. The NSA invades the privacy of Americans and holds the power to do whatever it wishes with that information. The NSA is supposed to protect the country with its knowledge of personal information easily obtained through technology; however, its abuse of power and forced control over America can lead to the development of a Big Brother society where privacy no longer exists.
             With technology comes the issue of privacy. The 4th Amendment was enacted to secure the right to privacy for American citizens. It is defined as "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized" ("Fourth Amendment - U.S. Constitution - FindLaw."). However, this amendment is not up to date enough to protect people from the invasion of privacy within the technological world. The Patriot Act "allows investigators to use the tools that were already available to investigate organized crime and drug trafficking" ("What Is the USA Patriot Web."). This act allows the government to bend the rules of the 4th Amendment to ensure the safety of citizens; giving power to the government that can be abused.
             Today's culture revolves around the use of technology and the internet. One may say this society has entered the new digital world where there are no rules, and everything is up for grabs.

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