Write 6 pages thesis on the topic the issues of privacy and surveillance about the internet.  . .  . .Although the N.S.A. claims its online surveillance as simple intelligence work against terrorism and other crimes, the very nature of digital technology today proves otherwise. On the Internet, profiling has become comfortable not only because of the technology but also because the required information to profile people is free and readily accessible on online social networking sites. “The digital technologies that have revolutionized our daily lives have also created minutely detailed records of those lives” (Richards 1934). These profiles can be used for whatever purpose most useful and most profitable to those who have them (Buchholz and Rosenthal 34). In the end, profiling makes us vulnerable to anything, whether good or bad.  .
Breaching people’s privacy is not a new thing. Today’s difference is the sophistication and subtleness of violating one’s privacy than even the law meant to protect an individual’s privacy is rendered ineffective. Hence, it is more chilling. The resurgence of our assertion for privacy, specifically Internet privacy, does not mean we condone terrorism. Instead, we wanted to draw a clear line between privacy and security interest, as we see how easily online surveillance can be abused not only for cybercrimes but much more frightening for witch-hunting. Internet privacy is not a trivial matter but has become more necessary and urgent today as global insecurity reigns. it has become more compelling as the intrusive nature of the Internet (Garfinkel 260) has blurred the line between privacy and security and in defining what is public information and what is private information.
. . . . . . . . . . . Since its inception, the Internet has become the center of all human communications, whether personal, business-related, social, or political. Every time we communicate via the Internet, we store bits and pieces of information about ourselves and other people that can be easily retrieved and accessed, not by us, because we rarely retrieve information about us.