Opinions on Internet
By: Grant and Connor
Internet Surveillance As A
Global Debate: Internet surveillance
Surveillance and National Security supporters hurt their
own chances of public trust when the keep their real
motives for internet surveillance from them in the first
What Are Americans Doing?
Americans are “ talking steps to remove or mask their digital footprints on
The pew research center reported, “86 percent of the US internet users
have taken some steps to avoid online surveillance.”
“ 21 percent of online adults in the survey have had an email or social
media account hijacked.
11 percent have had information like social security numbers or financial
“ 50 percent of internet users say they are worried about the amount of
personal information about them that is online, a figure that has jumped
from 33 percent in 2009.”
Insightful Quote From
“ you can‟t have 100 percent security and also then have
100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. We are going
to have to make some choices as a society.” Various
surveillance programs have helped the government “
anticipate and prevent possible terrorist activity.” – Barack
Link To The Video (Only Watch First 0:55):
Discussion & Question
① What types of crime are prevented by increased
② How effective is surveillance in solving crimes, and
how does this effectiveness change as levels of
③ Why worry, if you’ve got nothing to hide?
④ Who’s protecting you from Internet predators,
pedophiles, cyber stalkers, and online sex offenders?
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software." CNET. CNET, 2 Aug. 2013. Web. 23 Sept. 2013.