I am studying the invasion of privacy because I want to find out about the tactics behind the U.S government tracking in order to help my readers understand the recording of information.
How does the U.S. government track its citizens?
In this article by USA Today, it discusses how the U.S. government tracked phone calls. It was mentioned that the government had been tracking phone calls to find out about crimes that people committed. The main thing they look out for are leads on drug cartels and distribution. They mention that the DEA does not intercept the phone calls but keep track of incoming and outgoing calls. In my opinion, I can’t trust that statement because they are capable of anything. They can do as much as intercept my computer camera and watch me in my natural habitat.
In this other article, the author talks about multiple ways the government tracks us. The first thing they mention is the NSA (National Security Administration). The NSA is known to collect information from the Internet where they analyze and store data. Another thing on the list that interests me was facial recognition. Many criminals have been found through facial recognition, in which law enforcement looks at security footage and use computer software to clear the image and look for the suspect. This article has more of a variety on how the government tracks us versus the other article that only talk about phone calls specifically.
Call for Responses:
What would you do if the government were tracking you?
What can you do to prevent it? Or is it inevitable?
Do you think that technology is a major contributor to the invasion of privacy?