The NSA should do whatever it takes to make sure our country is safe. We have plenty of domestic terrorist threats in our country. Our government should monitor those people and anyone who is seem as sympathetic to their cause. You cannot put a price on the security of our nation.
You have no privacy in America, so get used to it. Being the strongest country in the world is like being the toughest guy at a redneck bar. There's always someone there who wants to take you down. Except this country isn't a bar and we can't always see when the bad guys are coming for us. The NSA is needed to keep us safe.
NSA should be allowed to spy on us. In my opinion the only people that are against NSA spying on our phone calls are the ones that have something to hide. NSA has not done anything to a person that wasn't guilty. Them spying on our calls will only help us from, future terroristic acts. NSA has prevented many cyber attacks against USA from hackers MANY THAT ARE FROM AROUND THE WORLD! Hmm the other countries are mad at USA because we were spying on them and their phone calls? Its only to help us and to see if they are doing acts against the USA so they can be aware of them. I AM pretty sure they are spying on the USA equally.
Firstly, it is not like they are going to look at what you are doing for kicks and giggles. They don't care how hot you think your girlfriend is, what cat videos you wish to watch, or how many days you have gone without pooping. They are looking at what you are doing so that they can try and protect you, not so that they can laugh at how stupid you are. Also, the only reason why anyone would care was because they had something to hide. I can understand why you would not want someone to look at the list of porn sites you frequent, or how many men you had sex with the night before, but it is not like they are going to tell anyone who matters unless it is a threat to national security. And if your porn site is big enough of a threat for them to take such drastic actions, you probably shouldn't be on there anyways. I would much rather be alive but have some people that I will never know looking through my phone than be dead with private information. Because when your dead, it won't matter who knows how many cat videos you watched, who your favorite porn star is, or how many times you pooped. You will be too dead to care.
What is the point of privacy if you are dead. The NSA is protecting our lives from more terrorist attacks. Keeping citizens safe is the main priority for the NSA. It's not like the NSA is going to use the information stored against us if we have done no crimes. Therefore, we should allow the NSA to watch us.
The use of personal devices such as cell phones is no necessity to life. This being said what you choose to do with them should be according to what you should do in real life. The NSA spying on us should only be a problem for those who have something to hide, in this case they are already looking for you and will find you.
The use of the digital world is endless people do not treat it as a serious place doing things as if they were different people. There for there is an open source in witch to see people for who they really are do not do anything that would in courage an "unreasonable" search.
The only reason you wouldn't want them to look at information is because you are hiding something or are worried that you may get caught doing something. There is truly no reason for them to not look at our information. Terrorists are tracked by this to save many lives and our country.
You may say that it's not helping but we don't know that. The Terrorist Surveillence Program was set up by President Bush after 9/11. "...The public just doesn't understand how difficult it is to prevent the next 9/11-even though there's no evidence publicly revealed so far that these measures have prevented the next 9/11." - The Washington Post
The NSA is making our country safer? So why not spy on us? Its not like there is someone personally sitting at a computer and listening to every single word is say on the phone. I don't care if they listen, I have nothing to hide from the Government .
The NSA has been spying on us for longer than you people think. They have been spying on all of our information way before 9/11, but they still were not able to prevent it. So what is the point of the NSA spying on us if they were previously unable to prevent 9/11. They say they are spying on us to prevent another terrorism attack but they did not prevent 9/11 even when they were spying!!!!!!!!!
We as Americans have the right to privacy, and learning that the NSA has been collecting information and metadata from citizens should be more disconcerting to citizens than it has been. We are willing to give up our lives and our freedoms to a government that is supposed to be protecting us and ensuring our welfare.
No. I do not think the NSA should spy on us, because we as American citizens deserve our privacy. No one should be allowed to spy on our personal information without our consent, not even the government. Not to mention that is a blatant violation of our second amendment rights.
The Declaration of Independence was pretty clear on what to do it times when a government becomes so paranoid that it must record every shred of data about it's society. In the spirit of the Declaration of Independence, Snowden would be a hero for letting us know about the extent to which we have gone to "secure ourselves."
I do not believe that the NSA should spy on us. I believe the NSA's programs are a grave breach of privacy and their tactics do not benefit anyone. I find the NSA's powers to be over reaching and damaging to the countries reputation. The NSA's programs and policies hurt everyone involved and it shouldn't be allowed.
The NSA has violated our fourth amendment right since 2011, storing 75% of all domestic data. This is a problem because even if we are innocent know, it could be used against us in the future. Also, other nations are liking the united states less. Angela Merkel of Germany is enraged with this agency. Germany and France are demanding that they will be added to the "no spying list", which includes New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and Great Britain. Dilma Rousseff of Brazil has even cancelled a dinner at the White House because of the NSA spying on her country. All in all, the NSA gives the United States negative publicity.
The NSA should not spy on people, even if the people have nothing to hide. The spying of the NSA violates our fourth amendment. The NSA was recently found spying on Angela Murkle, a leader of Germany. Now, Germany and France are angry with the Unites States. Also, Dilma of Brazil cancelled her dinner at the White House because of the NSA spying on her. All in all, the NSA makes our country more disliked by other nations.
An ever growing controlling government can easily turn against the own people.
All dictatorships keep a close eye on their population to maintain a strong position of control & power.
We are clearly heading closer to a police state system, where "Big Brother" is watching every move.
Who controls who? The people the government or government the people?
I am a twelve year old girl. The only thing on my phone I have to hide is NOTHING.
Anyways, the NSA uses supercomputers to hack even encrypted systems. This opens a wider door for hackers; it leaves us more vulnerable to being hacked by others, and not just the NSA.
In my eyes, the pro-spy side only says yes because they have no self-respect. They don't care if their business gets spied on and their embarrassing secrets unraveled.
Us "No" people, however, have some self-respect for ourselves and like to keep to ourselves.
And it absolutely does not mean we have something to hide; it just means we don't want being looked at.
I mean really, if you're just playing Temple Run, would you WANT complete strangers to come up to you and stick their faces where you are?
Our 4th Amendment right is violated when the NSA spies on us. Your data is archived by the NSA so even if it is safe now it might not be in the future. We do not get security by being spied on. The Boston Marathon Bombing had still occurred proving NSA surveillance does not help.