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Government Surveillance and Patriot Act
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Security and safety in the country in number priority of the intelligent service of every
country. To maintain top-level security, the government has put several measures to control and
check all the country's information. In the process of ensuring the country is secured, the
country’s intelligent service may go overboard or act within the law to spy on its citizen's private
life (Powers 2017). After watching a video about surveillance and Edward Snowden, several
take-homes that the article is going to discuss in depth.
Edward Snowden is a computer guru and former CIA employee who served as a
system administrator. His case is a controversial one, with many people condemning him and, in
equal measures, several people appreciating him for bravery. Edward Snowden, in 2013 was
accused of causing security threats by leaking several confidential government documents to the
press on an existing exercise by the government of conducting surveillance program (Van Vleetn
2017). Edward's action was supported by many experts who argued that the government was
violating the privacy act by conducting secrete surveillance on people. In the same manner of
zeal, the experts who opposed Edward's action argued that his actions amounted to treason by
breaking the Espionage Act of 1917.

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Government surveillance means monitoring activities, behaviour, or even information
by influencing, gathering, and managing information. Surveillance by the government is
supported by the Patriot Act, which gave the American government surveillance on American
citizens. Consequently, by the provisions of the Patriot Act (the USA patriot act is an act of the
united states congress that was signed into law by U.S. president George w. Bush on October 26,
2001.), government surveillance is legal (Powers 2017). Government surveillance has, for many
reasons, proved to be effective. For instance, since making it a law, the united state has not
witnessed any major terrorist attacks. The activity has proved to be useful in gathering intelligent
information about an imminent danger.
The National Security Surveillance Act is one congressional law enacted to provide
procedure and reviews of electronic surveillance. The act is similar to that of the Military
Commissions Act of 2006, which allow the government to carry out intelligent spy on people
and gather the information that may be offensive or perilous to the country's security
(Coddington 2017). The act is the constitution and is thus considered legal; it is supported by one
law and several security laws enacted by congress. Politically, the legality and the illegality of
The National Security Surveillance Act is a debatable issue based on whose interest it serves.
The National Security Surveillance Act, the Military Commission Act of 2006, and
the Patriotic Act of 2001 are all laws that allow the U.S government to conduct surveillance on
American citizens. The government is permitted to carry out surveillance on its citizens for
security purposes and gather information to that effect (Coddington 2017). However, the
surveillance activity may breach citizens' freedoms and rights, such as the right to privacy. In
cessation, when one is targeted for government surveillance, the best action to take is to permit
the government to carry out the activity since it is constitutional. However, when one feels

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Surname 1 Student’s name Professor Course Date Government Surveillance and Patriot Act Introduction Security and safety in the country in number priority of the intelligent service of every country. To maintain top-level security, the government has put several measures to control and check all the country's information. In the process of ensuring the country is secured, the country’s intelligent service may go overboard or act within the law to spy on its citizen's private life (Powers 2017). After watching a video about surveillance and Edward Snowden, several take-homes that the article is going to discuss in depth. Edward Snowden is a computer guru and former CIA employee who served as a system administrator. His case is a controversial one, with many people condemning him and, in equal measures, several people appreciating him for bravery. Edward Snowden, in 2013 was accused of causing security threats by leaking several confidential government documents to the press on an existing exercise by the government of conducting surveillance program (Van Vleetn 2017). Edward's action was supported by many experts who argued that the government was violating the privacy act by con ...
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