Spying, Surveillance, and Privacy in the 21st-Century: Mass Government Surveillance: Spying on Citizens, 1st Edition

  • Andrew Coddington
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502626675
  • ISBN-13: 9781502626677
  • DDC: 363.2
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The Patriot Act, which was passed shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, has allowed the government to monitor communication by phone, email, or social media, to access credit and bank reports, or to track activity on the internet. This book examines the new methods used by the government to spy on citizens, the reasons it became necessary, and the tradeoffs between increased safety and a loss of privacy, and the moral arguments for and against these tradeoffs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Liberty and Security in America.
2: The Pros: No Harm Done.
3: The Cons: Presumption of Guilt.
4: Ever Faster Computers.
Government Surveillance Timeline.
Further Information.
About the Author.