Government Surveillance

EQ: How do we keep our personal lives private ?

Cause

Background

Ever since the 9/11 attack the NSA (National Security Agency) has taken surveillance to the next level. They are able to see everything we do on our electronics such as, our phones, tablets, and they can even see what we watch on our t.v.'s. The person below Edward Snowden released many pages of proof that the U.S. government can see everything that we do. There are certain ways to block the government from wiretapping your calls with other people to seeing what pictures you took yesterday.
Stop Watching Us: The Video

Edward Snowden (The Whistle-Blower)

Released hundreds of thousands of pages showing proof that the U.S. government was spying on our lives. He flew to Russia to seek asylum for economic reasons and he was granted. Now the U.S. is not able to punish him in any way. Although they can't get him in Russia, if he comes anywhere near the U.S. we are able to catch and arrest him.
Edward Snowden 'If I end up in chains in Guantánamo I can live with that' video interview World

Effect

Protect the Cloud

  • Check if your apple device is connected to icloud and determine what should be on there.
  • Make sure that you have a security lock on your icloud account.
  • Make sure that you don't use the same password for everything.
  • Be careful with which e-mails you open up because they might be false e-mails.
  • Use passwords and lock screens that are available on your mobile device.
  • Turn off your cellular data connections. Instead use the internet only when you are connected to a secure WiFi network.
  • If you really want to make it hard for the government to wiretap your phone get rid of or downgrade your phone.

Protect Android

  • Put your mobile device on airplane mode while playing games.
  • Use a private network when you are connected to the internet.
  • Do not post things on social media from your mobile device, instead post them from your computer.
  • Download https everywhere.
  • Turn off any app or setting that could potentially help the NSA track you down.
  • Choose which things you think are appropiate to post on social media.
  • Choose which features you want to be on at all times on your mobile device.

Protect Your Computer

  • Download https everywhere.
  • Be careful on which websites you go on.
  • Do not open strange emails.

Answer to EQ:

One of the only answers to the EQ, (How do we keep our personal lives private?) is to dowload and use the steps above to block the NSA from intruding our personal lives.


For icloud:


  • Check if your apple device is connected to icloud and determine what should be on there.
  • Make sure that you have a security lock on your icloud account.
  • Make sure that you don't use the same password for everything.
  • Be careful with which e-mails you open up because they might be false e-mails.
  • Use passwords and lock screens that are available on your mobile device.
  • Turn off your cellular data connections. Instead use the internet only when you are connected to a secure WiFi network.
  • If you really want to make it hard for the government to wiretap your phone get rid of or downgrade your phone.


For Android:


  • Put your mobile device on airplane mode while playing games.
  • Use a private network when you are connected to the internet.
  • Do not post things on social media from your mobile device, instead post them from your computer.
  • Download https everywhere.
  • Turn off any app or setting that could potentially help the NSA track you down.
  • Choose which things you think are appropiate to post on social media.
  • Choose which features you want to be on at all times on your mobile device.


For comptuer:


  • Download https everywhere.
  • Be careful on which websites you go on.
  • Do not open strange emails.


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