The United States mines data to protect its citizens.  As much as I value my privacy, I’m willing to compromise some privacy in exchange for safety although I recognize this provides opportunity for abuse. See video by by AlJazeera below.

What are your thoughts after watching this short video? How do you feel about President Obama’s claim that no one in the U.S. should worry because the program is supervised by federal judges and the program does not apply to U.S. Citizens or people living in the United States?

On a related note, I just watched this video about PRISM and I want to share it as well. Seems to me that this information disputes the notion that online spying does not apply to U.S. Citizens or people living in the United States.


Hope to hear your opinions on PRISM and online spying by the government.

Until next time … Stay Cyber Safe!

2 Responses to Which is More Important, Safety or Privacy?

  1. Chris says:

    I believe that the question itself is flawed. Privacy and safety are not opposing values, despite what some politicians have argued recently.
    On this topic, I recommend the excellent book by Daniel J. Solove titled “Nothing to hide, The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security”

  2. Lyn says:

    For me safety is way more important.

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