|CS 261||Computers, the User and Society||Fall 2020|
Paper 4 - Government Surveillance
Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US created secret policies and procedures that collected vast amounts of information on people around the world. Some of the data collection was of America citizens. In 2013, Edward Snowden, an NSA contractor released classified documents about the secret data collection program to the media.
After the program's disclosure, President Obama stated
Write a 750-1000 word paper discussing this issue. Give a brief overview, then discuss the positive and negative aspects of this surveillance. Finally, discuss where you think the right balance is between protecting our security and preserving our freedoms.
Base your paper on our class discussions, material in our text, and the resources below. Additional references can be used and should be appropriately cited.
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