We are now living in the 21st century, and the Internet has become the most important thing in our lives. We cannot accomplish anything without the Internet. We use our mobile phones to chat with friends, talk on the phone or video. The important question one should be asking is if someone is watching you all the time.
That person knows everything about you. “He” knows everything about your everyday life, like your phone records, your chat records and your browsing records. “He” is the government. How does this lack of privacy make you feel? Do you even still have privacy? As we all know, personal privacy is protected by law, and we do have the right to privacy. Who made the law?
The answer is government. The master of the law is the government. We have no way to know what government is doing, but one man exposed some of the government’s secret activities. Edward Snowden is the man who exposed how the U.S. government is monitoring everyone’s phones, computers, and anything else connected to the Internet.
Almost everyone in America felt panic when the news was reported because it was similar saying, ‘You have no privacy, we’re keeping eye on you!’ You might even have government cameras in your house such as computer cameras, TV cameras or xbox cameras.
Of course, there were many who rebelled against the government. But they all failed. Edward Snowden has tried to get governments to stop monitoring people’s phones. But he soon lost and was arrested by the United States government. He is still on the run. The government did not want anyone to know about these things, but it did expose them. When the secrets were revealed, the government began to tell lies.
The government’s argument is that we want to keep everyone safe from terrorist attacks. We want to avoid the recurrence of similar 911 events. But when people ask about privacy, the government response, ‘Are you trying to hide something dangerous?’ Thus, The rebels had nothing to say.
So, what should we do? I use my mobile phone and computer every day, and I do not want my chat record to be known by others. I also believe that everyone does not want to be monitored. So we need to act. Although some people fail, but that is only personal strength. If we can band together to fight, I’m sure we’ll succeed. Because the strength of unity is the greatest.