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Likitha
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Emmo
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is the U.S.A and Britain spying people in social networking sites correct?

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Started: 6/30/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Likitha

Con

i know this is a serious argument, because the infringement of anybody's privacy is a very serious offence. it is more or less like stalking. there is no rule morally or immorally that one can exploit anybody's privacy, whatever may be the reason. however high an authority they maybe......
Emmo

Pro

Spying is sometimes necessary for national security. In the modern age we live in where information is exchanged via different methods it is imperative for governments to monitor such exchange of information to a certain extent. Note i say certain extent, where it reasonably suspects that such information would be detrimental to national security. Take for example if the al qaeda was hypothetically exchanging information, lets say for example they are planning another attack on american soil. Following your assertion, the U.S.A would not be in such an instance to monitor such behavior because it presumably would be a violation of one's privacy.

One must also take into note the fact one's right to privacy is not an absolute right, meaning in certain instances this right can be limited, as long as it is fair. Is it not fair to limit such a right, which is actually not a serious offense (you say it is very serious, i ask in relation to what. What punishment do you receive for infringing one's privacy, is serious as the one you could face where you infringe one's right to life)

Pro argues that national security must take precedence over an individual's rights in certain instances, as this is not contrary to the good morals of society. People in general would value security over absolute privacy
Debate Round No. 1
Likitha

Con

Likitha forfeited this round.
Emmo

Pro

another forfeit! jesus..guess that's that then
Debate Round No. 2
Likitha

Con

Likitha forfeited this round.
Emmo

Pro

In conclusion i have addressed the issues raised by con in my argument and have raised points which con has failed to respond to.
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