Today we discussed a little about the NSA and how everyone feels on their information being collected or watched. I am completely torn on the NSA and what this agency does. For me, I have that one view where I am like, “I really don’t care. I have nothing to hide, you can look at any of my stuff”. However, I hear so many other people saying what an invasion of privacy it is, and then I realize, I have probably said some of the most ridiculous things when I talk to my friends whether it be on the phone or in a text. I don’t necessarily care if someone sees or hears what I have to say, but why should they be allowed? I am not doing anything wrong, and I don’t think that my personal business should be heard by someone that I don’t know. Then again, it’s not like they actually care about me or what I’m saying, and I’m sure they don’t sit there for hours reading or listening to my drama. I can completely understand what people are saying when they say that they don’t really care if anyone listens to what they are saying to their friend on the phone, but I also understand that as an American citizen I do have rights and they shouldn’t be taken away. The article that I have attached is about Edward Snowden, a man who released “a large number of documents detailing surveillance by intelligence agencies such as the US’s NSA and UK’s GCHQ”. This was one of the major things to happen with the NSA throughout the past few years, and there was much debate over what was going on and how much information the NSA actually had at the time. However, I completely understand the United States wanting to protect it’s people because of events such as 9/11, and by being able to monitor everything, they are able to do so. To be honest, I think that it is a very hard issue to prove whether right or wrong mostly because if you are an average person and are not doing anything wrong, it really is an invasion of privacy, yet it is done so to keep people safe, and I can’t see how there is anything wrong with that.