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NSA & GCHQ: Protecting us (yes) or unlawful spying (no)?

Asked by: GhostMotley
  • They are protecting us.

    The NSA and GCHQ are protecting us, not unlawfully spying us. If it was unlawful, then they would have already been shutdown and stopped from doing it. There are acting within the confines for the current law, and if you want that to be changed then you will have to contact someone about it.

  • The NSA is perfectly legal and is constitutional

    First off, to get this out of the way, the NSA is constitutional. You may say that it takes away the right of privacy, but the fourth amendment comes with exceptions, such as not needing a warrant to search a car if it's in plain view. Then the purpose of the NSA is prevent/stop terrorism. So they're not really "spying" on us because they don't abuse their program in order to "spy" over a person without terrorist connectiions

  • No, it is over the top.

    No, NSA & GCHQ do not protect us, because they only gather information for the same of gathering it. The NSA spends its time gathering information about the very people that it is supposed to be protecting. The people we are trying to protect are now the suspects. It is a shame that Americans can no longer trust their own government.

  • NSA & GCHQ is unlawful spying.

    NSA & GCHQ is unlawful spying. They have recently really overstepped their boundaries of spying on the citizens of the United States for no apparent reason at all. They used to protect us from the bad things in life but now they are just going too far and spying on everyone.

  • It is unlawful spying

    Even though you can use the information in good ways to stop terrorism and other events, it is still unlawful spying. I have done nothing wrong and my data should not be monitored let alone stored in a facility. There is no warrant, so you should not be able to access my information.

  • NSA Oversteps Its Bounds

    The NSA frequently oversteps its bounds by spying on normal Americans with programs that digest every form of electronic communication in the United States. Emails, cell phone calls and perhaps even large monetary transfers can be easily tracked by the NSA's blanket spying program. Congress need to do something to rein in this tremendous power.

  • Right to privacy, and need for targeted security investigations

    I have two main reasons: (1) citizens have a right to privacy in their communications, as supported by national and international human rights conventions; (2) government protection of citizens using security agencies would be more economically and effectively achieved by targeted investigations, not by allocating huge resources to broad fishing expeditions on millions of citizens.

  • Citizens have a right to privacy, and security investigations are better targeted

    I have two main reasons: (1) citizens have a right to privacy in their communications, as supported by national and international human rights conventions; and (2) government protection of citizens using security agencies would be more economically and effectively achieved by targeted investigations, not broad fishing expeditions on millions of citizens


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