June 10th, 2013

According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, the majority of Americans (56%) think it’s okay for the NSA to track phone records in the name of investigating terrorism; 41% say it’s unacceptable.

Most young people are also more likely than older Americans to “prioritize personal privacy over terrorism investigations.”

What do you Tumblr folks think? Where do you stand when it comes to the tradeoff between privacy and intelligence gathering?

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  6. tellyawhat-howboutno answered: I think that wiretapping is wrong. I don’t care if public spaces are tapped, but I expect privacy when on the phone, through email, etc.
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  8. tanya77 answered: Until they get a prophetic team together a la MINORITY REPORT, the 4th Amendment stands.
  9. endtheterrorwar answered: The internet is a public domain, however individual people deserve to be respected from unreasonable searches and seizures just the same.
  10. squashed answered: It’s too much, too intrusive, and too poorly defined. I want specific and publicly debated legal protections.
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