Glossary of Key Terms

Privacy: the ability to be free from interruption and monitorring of any others.

NSA: National Security Agency defend the nation against terrorist threats all the way to proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Edward Snowden: former CIA agent who has uncovered and sent out incriminating data on how the NSA has been abusing its power.

Mass Surveillance: undescriminated and complete monitorring of a large group of people without their awareness or consent.

WikiLeaks: Funded in 2006 by Julian Assange. It is an international non-profit organization that publishes secret information to the public and news leaks.

CIA: Central Intelligance Agency was put in place to investigate foriegn threats.

Encryption: this is the process of converting content into code, so as to keep outside parties from being able to read or get a hold of the information.

Signal: This is an encrypted app created to keep any kind of surveillance from the two parties conversations, however this fact has been proven mute seeing as the government agencies have full capability to retreive this data.

Behavioral Tracking: This is a technology used by many advertising companies in adjuncture with social media sites in order to monitor your likes dislikes and searches which creates an in depth profile of you.

Collusion: Is a technology designed to show you how many site are tracking your online activity on a daily bases.

First Amendment: In relation to this topic the important part of this amendment is the freedom of speech.

Fourth Amendment: The right we have against unreasonable searches and seizures of our property without a warrant.

1984: book written by George Orwell. It sets the stage for a world in continuous war, un precidented mass suveillance, and public manipulation. This fictional tale shows the some disturbing truths about how our world could transform if privacy is taken away from us.

The Digital Person: book written by Daniel J Solove on how electronic databases are constantly compiling information on you. It also talks about the transformation of privacy and how it does and will affect our daily lives.

GAMA: The hacking team is a software for sale to governments that provides the capability to hack into persons of interest technology devices such as phone and laptop without being the subject being aware

FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation works to protect the US from domestic threats.

Patriot Act: is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. It was created in reaction to the 9/11 attacks and created the NSA groups that have conducted the mass surveillance in recent days.

Freedom Act: This law restored and modified some of the patriot act which recently expired.

PRISM Program:  is a massive surveillance program run by the United States National Security Agency. The program uses data mining efforts to collect info and analyze patterns of terrorist or other potential criminal activity. However it was found that more innocent bystanders information was looked through than actual targets.

Boundless Informant: this is a program used by the US NSA to analyze and collect megadata from all around the world.

 

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