My debate is on the privacy issues citizens feel towards government organizations having access to their devises in order to spy for potential terrorists. This has been a controversial issue since the creation of technological devices, but became very apparent since the term of President Bush and President Obama when the organizations came to light. I am on the side of pro-government access to my devices in order to aid in the capture of potential terrorists.
Online surveillance helps detect threats such as terrorism, crime, child pornography, tax evasion and fraud. Having the ability to trace communication of suspected criminals and terrorist save lives. According to the director of the NSA, since 9/11 government surveillance has led to stopping over 50 terrorist attacks before they could even happen.