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Surveillance by NSA violates 4th amendment

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What is the NSA, and what does it do? The NSA is the National Security Agency. This program is funded by the “government” – in other words, us.

As it says at nsa.gov, its commitment is to combat terrorism around the globe, support and protect our troops in the field and adhere to the spirit and the letter of the Constitution and the laws and regulations of the United States.

The NSA began to expand its programs after the 9/11 incident in New York. George W. Bush was president at the time. President Obama is now enforcing and expanding the program.

If the NSA’s commitment is to combat terrorism around the globe, why is it tapping through our phones, emails, Facebook accounts, etc.? So, technically, we are paying them to spy on us.

As reported on Fox News, many cellphone networks send the NSA files of their customers’ phone calls, messages, web history, etc. What some people may not know is that when we use apps and games on our cellphones, such as Angry Birds, the NSA can actually be tapping our phones, according to Fox News.

All they need is a few seconds and they will have revealed the person’s name, age, sex and other information.

The NSA has been using apps to tap into cell phones since 2007. The NSA is trying to get children on its side by using cartoons, as also reported on Fox News.

According to the New York Times, the NSA has implanted software on over 100,000 computers around the world. This allows the United States to tap those computers. Isn’t it weird that they didn’t implant software on U.S. computers?

How does this make our country look, if we tap our allies’ computers, cell phones, etc.?

As reported in the New York Times last month, the NSA is doing more than what Congress allowed the agency to. The NSA may have its benefits. It is trying to make our country safer, but its officials really haven’t accomplished anything.

What the NSA is doing is wrong. It is violating the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. We should not be placed under surveillance if we have not committed a crime or if we are not a suspect of terrorist acts.

What has our country turned in to?

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