national security

Politics & Government
2:24 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Essay: Disappearing Privacy

Essayist and Lake Effect contributor Steven Brandl comments on the relationship between fading privacy and crime prevention.
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Today is the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that brought down planes and buildings in New York; Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. In the time since then, laws have been passed, measures have been taken and technology developed in the name of improving our national security.

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Politics & Government
5:14 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

ACLU Rep: 'False Dichotomy' Exists Between National Security, Privacy Rights

Earlier this week, the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court upheld the U.S. government’s program that allows it to collect all the telephone records it desires from American phone companies.

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3:27 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Privacy Questions Linger After NSA Surveillance Leak

President Obama speaks with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper while attending the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
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In the wake of the NSA surveillance leak, many Americans are outraged and asking, "Do we live in a big brother state?"

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