Question

It was revealed this year that the NSA collects information on the internet activity, phone calls, and text messages of millions of Americans. More recently, it has become clear that we are also spying on our allies abroad. This raises a number of questions.

What information, exactly, is the NSA collecting on US citizens?
How is this information used?
Does collecting this information make us safer and more secure?
Should the US government spy on its own citizens?
Should the US government spy on its allies?

Reading

The Guardian - The NSA Files Decoded
http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/nov/01/snowden-nsa-files-surveillance-revelations-decoded#section/1

Resources



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