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In which areas do you think people's rights and liberties are at risk of government intrusion? What solutions would you impose?

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There is a certain level of privacy that is bordering on being infringed upon with government intervention. Access to the internet, phone lines, and travel is monitored so closely that the government can know anyone's whereabouts and activities at almost any time day or night. This level of oversight is in some ways necessary to prevent threats like terrorism and violence, but it infringes on the rights of ordinary people everyday.

Another thing that is jeopardized is communication. Authoritarian regimes suppress means of communication when they feel the need to quell rebellions or temper resistant sentiment. Since most communication is currently monitored, it is also at risk of being easily and swiftly restricted—a right to which people should be entitled.

The humorous joke travels around the internet about everyone having an FBI agent watching through laptop cameras, and while people aren't monitoring our actions that way around the clock, the access is still available. I believe...

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