In Clayman vs Obama, Judge Richard echoed that surveillance and collection of telephony data by NSA without the knowledge of the general public was against the spirit of the constitution of America. He said that the right to privacy is a right that needs to be guaranteed by the state. The right should not be taken away from the persons by the state. In another ruling ten days after the first one, J. William in ACLU vs Clapper arrived at a diametrically opposite decision with a different reasoning. The judge appreciated the right to privacy as envisioned under the constitution but argued that the value of intelligence outweighed the right.
Down with the Patriot Act The Patriot Act is a very controversial law. It allows the government much more room to do as they please. Some of these practices that government officials can do are monitoring phone calls, emails, and going through personal records. They say this will help prevent terrorism, but is losing one’s privacy really worth it? Could there be a better way to prevent terrorism?
Missouri branch is using Norton Anti-Virus corporate edition, Arc Serve Backup Software. Anti-virus will protect and remove viruses, Trojan horses and worms but to block hackers from getting access to the data, a firewall must be implemented. New Jersey Office/Plant. This branch is also not using a firewall. No firewall can be a disaster for Huffman Trucking because it allows hackers to get in and have access to organization’s valuable information.
Stanley and Steinhardt explain how the government has “unmatched power” to collect all the private sector data that is being produced (Stanley, Steinhardt 194). The vast amount of government bases that contain an abundance of information on American lives include databases in the FBI, The Treasury Department, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, and State databases. The authors stress the USA Patriot Act, enacted just six weeks after 9/11 while the government was in a frenzy. This act allowed the government to expand its power to survey its own citizens and reduce the balances on powers such as judicial oversight. The authors continue to explain the act had nothing to do with fighting terrorism to its core but rather it rolled back the unwanted checks on power the FBI had.
By doing this the government is invading the citizens privacy. Not only does everyone in America have the right to privacy but every human being that is a citizen to any country in the United Nations. The NSA say that this program is strictly for finding terrorists and preventing any future terrorism attack it still bothers many people that nothing is private. The only reason that the NSA can perform these actions is because they are a government supported program. The privacy of millions of people can be violated because the government believes its right.
Controversial acts were passed in an effort to control terrorism, the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was passed by George Bush shortly after 9/11 to make it easier for the government to access personal information like; phone conversations, emails, and other private information. It also gives them the power to detain anyone who they suspect of terrorism for up to one week. The freedoms and privacy of all Americans have been curtailed because of this act. Even though most Americans are not terrorists, simply knowing that the government has these new powers and abilities to invade on their privacy is bothersome
The author then informs the reader that cell companies and the government are not eager to speak of their tracking capabilities. Allen uses a quote from EFF Staff attorney Kevin Bankston saying there is worry that information about the users is being given without a court order. The article is wrapped up by stating the importance of having probable cause to obtain cell phone tracking information, and that this has probably been violated for several
One of our Army generals, Alexander, said this program threatened 54 terrorist attacks but all in reality it only stopped one. The people in congress do not want to look soft on terrorism so they say nothing about all these underhanded tactics. So the government has been spying on us for many years and not telling us one thing about it. This is treading on our civil liberties while we just sit back and let it happen. (Hedges and Binney on NSA Policy) (The NSA PRISM Surveillance Program in One Minute) (Cooley Law School Patriot Act
Don't worry, I made sure to find out their realnames first, and I'm well aware that Frykowski wouldn't be there because hewasn't an American citizen. I'm still very bothered by this finding because in myown experience (people I know who have died) the death index is 99% accurate.If the only people I knew in my life who died, where the victims of the Mansonfamily, that database would seem to have only a 1 percent accuracy rate. That'sa huge discrepancy. I will never know short of going grave digging why it is thatthere names are missing from this seemingly accurate database.This finding of mine took place about 4 to 6 months
Though in the attempts to obtain security, the people of the United States are giving up their freedoms and others are having those same freedoms taken away from them. The pursuit of stopping terrorism has taken precedence over an individuals civil rights. Surveillance has increased in attempts to catch terrorists. Under the USA Patriot Act which is the "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism," police agencies are given the authority to conduct Internet and expanded telephone surveillance, as well as loosen the restrictions placed on the C.I.A in the 1970's to engage in domestic surveillance. The Patriot act presents a broadened definition of terrorism, and provides some level of detention of suspected terrorists as