Spying: Who's Afraid of the NSA?

Is anyone watching the watchers? FORA.tv looks at how domestic surveillance made headlines in 2013 with our Year In Ideas series Spying: Who's Afraid of the NSA?


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About this series

Some call him a traitor. Others celebrate him as a national hero. What is undeniable is that the actions of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden unveiled a domestic spying program that called into question our trust in government.

On one hand, domestic surveillance is regarded as a necessary evil in our post 9/11 world. Tracking down potential threats could help prevent another act of terror, whether it was conceived at home or abroad. On the other hand, wanton spying on American citizens called into question how far government can push the boundaries of our own liberty.

Should we be afraid of the NSA? Should we trust the government to do the right thing? Conversations on spying will undoubtedly be at the forefront of debate for years to come. In the meantime, watch the best of 2013 on spying, privacy, and surveillance and consider this quote by Benjamin Franklin: "They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

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