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The Pros and Cons of Government Surveillance

A lot has been said about the issue of government surveillance in society today. There are different points of view and schools of thought related to this issue. Some people feel that the privacy of the normal citizen faces increasing threats from the growing surveillance apparatus. These individuals feel that their privacy is being invaded in the name of National Security.

Others on the other hand, do not mind the amount of surveillance put on them. They feel that with the rising threat of terrorism, theft and home grown criminals, it is much safer for the government to keep up with the surveillance of its citizens. These individuals feel that it is better to live under surveillance than to live in fear.
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