When reading this article i thought thoroughly about

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When reading this article, I thought thoroughly about everything I put online about myself. I asked myself questions like, ‘Are my pictures appropriate,’ ‘are my statuses too informational about where I am,’ and ‘who is really reading all of my personal information?’ Singer also made a point about how Americans have striven for more and more privacy throughout the years. My parents, brother and I have grown up in a household where we have our own personal space. My parents have their offices and my brother and I have our own rooms. When thinking about how most families used to sleep in the same bed together truly seems strange to me. I also put thought into Wikileaks. The 70,000 articles they released about the Afghanistan War intrigued me thoroughly. I was in third grade when the Twin Towers were attacked and after thinking about what could be in all of those articles, memories of that day were brought back to me. I also thought about all of the lives that have been lost since the start of war in Afghanistan. Along with this release, Wikileaks in general, has striven to let out top- secret information that our government has wanted to keep under wraps. I could not help
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but wonder if what Wikileaks has done is appropriate. The government has kept certain information from us for a reason. A lot of the documents that have been hidden are being kept secret for the sake of people’s lives. I asked myself, ‘is it necessary for citizens to know all of this information?’ I have asked myself question after question after reading this article. I have noticed every opinion has two strong sides to fight for. New ideas have been brought to the table that question what I really believe and value in life. It is a lot to take in and think about all the topics brought up throughout Singer’s article, “Visible Man”. The topics ranging from government secrecy, spacial privacy, The Patriot Act, and Wikileaks makes the reader think about new ways to view these topics; but what is the correct answer? The government should be allowed to view online profiles, emails and instant messages along with intercepting calls as long as they have a decent reason; a decent reason being if they feel there is a potential endangerment to our country. As for Wikileaks, I think they should be able to post information to a certain extent however, what if they release information that is endangering to someone’s life? For this reason the government should definitely have a hand in what Julian Assange and many others put online. All in all, the government should continue with their ways in watching over its citizens in order to keep our country safe. Works Cited: Singer, Peter. "Visible Man: Ethics in a World Without Secrets." Harper's Magazine Aug. 2011: 31-36. Print.
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Kingsbury, Alex. "Government Secrecy." CQ Researcher 21.6 (2011): 121-144. CQ Press . Web. 25 Sept. 2011. Marshall, Patrick. “Privacy Under Attack.” CQ Researcher 11.19 (2001): 505-528. CQ Press. Web. 25 Sept. 2011.
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