A day doesn’t go by without a new revelation by Edward Snowden concerning the NSA surveillance program and the lengths to which they will go to gather information. Has the NSA gone too far and is Edward Snowden a hero or has he put international at security at risk by giving us the inside story? Should governments be given a free hand to harvest data in the current climate given that thanks to technology, threats have quadrupled or should there be limits to what they are allowed to do? To what extent should individual freedom be sacrificed to national security? Do your research and decide.
Videos to watch and make notes on
- Edward Snowden: Here’s how we take back the internet
- CNN archive: data mining and privacy: access the links, read, watch and make notes
Reading material to annotate
- “The NSA collects millions of text messages daily in untargeted global sweep”. Access the links, read, watch and make notes