The transition to a “surveillance state” as some may deem it has long been in the works with the evolutions of threats and technological capability coinciding. 9/11 as a singular event only sped the process up by way of the Patriot Act, establishment of FISA, etc. While such measures are in part necessary for the government to remain vigilant and ever prepared to mitigate and transfer risk to acceptable levels… It is equally if not more crucial now more than ever, that We the People remain vigilant and proactive in not only identifying and combating external threats, but in remaining cautious and aware of the danger of spying. Someone is always watching. Stay safe.
When new advances appear, new needs come within. Americans deal with new threats that they never expected to see, at least not in the near future. We are under attack from different foreign threats, that’s why surveillance has become an important part of our daily lives, and the USA government has invested thousands of millions of dollars on surveillance.
Not all threats to national security reside outside the United States. In fact, most of the successful or nearly-successful terror incidents of the last 12 years or so have involved people who were lawfully in the U.S. or U.S. citizens. Therefore, the government argues that it needs to monitor communications and other activity for indicators of national security threats. This includes both international and domestic communications.
The most recent revelation of communications monitoring involves the metadata of communications, rather than the communications themselves. Telephone, text message and email metadata includes the time and date of the message(s), the sender and recipient, and IP address details. The content of the messages are not inspected unless the communications is to or from a person of interest. If this is not done, terrorists are free to plan and scheme their plots to fruition. There are probably more plans thwarted from this practice than we know. Now and then, someone is arrested for planning a terrorist attack before they can execute it, but more of these never come to light because doing so would compromise the methods or sources of the information.
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