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Government access to citizens’ online information invades privacy

The National Security Agency has been obtaining citizens' information through email and bank accounts.  Although the agency is trying to prevent terrorists from doing harm to the U.S., the violation of privacy is too invasive.

The National Security Agency has been obtaining citizens' information through email and bank accounts. Although the agency is trying to prevent terrorists from doing harm to the U.S., the violation of privacy is too invasive.

The National Security Agency has been obtaining citizens' information through email and bank accounts. Although the agency is trying to prevent terrorists from doing harm to the U.S., the violation of privacy is too invasive.

The National Security Agency has been obtaining citizens' information through email and bank accounts. Although the agency is trying to prevent terrorists from doing harm to the U.S., the violation of privacy is too invasive.

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The National Security Agency(NSA) has recently developed a code which can crack online privacy barriers to obtain information from email and bank accounts. This new discovery violates citizens’ privacy and interferes in citizens’ lives.

Citizens have the right to be concerned and question where boundaries lie when government is invasive. It seems laws are limitless when it comes to citizens’ privacy, and this uncontrolled power needs to stop.

The purpose of government is to lead society and protect its citizenry. However, leading society does not mean acquiring information from everyday citizens on a continuous basis with no justification.

This interrogation can result in an irresponsible handling of  private information. Edward Snowden, an incognito fugitive, is charged with having leaked details from government surveillance programs. Snowden is an example of what can happen to Americans’ private information when handled irresponsibly.

One may argue that officials have the right to invade privacy as a means of defending the nation, but the majority of the accounts being accessed have no terroristic involvement. A large majority of the people being violated shows no signs of harmful activity to the nation’s defense. Innocent people are being exposed to invasive government.

The NSA should not have unlimited access to citizens’ online privacy because it is a form of interrogation. It provides the government an even greater foothold into eliciting more of our information. This greater foothold provides a higher chance of leaked information. Citizens’ personal details have a greater possibility of being shared with unwanted audiences.

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Government access to citizens’ online information invades privacy