Answers to “Corporations violate privacy ” [1/3] 52
Answers to “Corporations violate privacy ” [2/3] 53
Answers to “Corporations violate privacy ” [3/3] 55
Answers to Security Comes First [1/2] 56
Answers to Security Comes First [2/2] 58
Answers to “Posner – Balancing Good” 60
Answers to Mass Surveillance Solves Discrimination [1/2] 62
Answers to Mass Surveillance Solves Discrimination [2/2] 64
Privacy is a Gateway Right 66
Privacy is key to Autonomy 68
Surveillance Hurts Freedom [1/2] 69
Surveillance Hurts Freedom [2/2] 70
Surveillance causes a Chilling Effect [1/2] 72
Surveillance causes a Chilling Effect [2/2] 73
Fear Magnifies Privacy Loss 75
Answer to “Nothing to Hide” 77
Answers to Hurts Foreign Companies More 79
Answers to Companies won’t leave cloud 80
Answers to Tech industry not hurt 82
Answers to Economic Decline Doesn’t Cause War 84
Answers to Cybersecurity Sector Turn 85
Answers to USA Freedom Act Solves 87
Answers to Internet Freedom Doesn’t Spur Democracy 89
Answers to Internet Freedom is about Profits 91
Answers to International Surveillance matters more 92
Answers to US not modelled 94
Answers to Democracy doesn’t solve war 96
Limiting Section 702 Solves 99
Plan Solves PRISM 101
Answers to USA Freedom Act Solves [1/2] 103
Answers to USA Freedom Act Solves [2/2] 104
Answers to Domestic Collection is Small [1/2] 106
Answers to Domestic Collection is Small [1/2] 108
Answers to Reforming domestic surveillance alone doesn’t solve 110
Answers to Reforming domestic surveillance alone doesn’t solve 111
Answers to Domestic alone doesn’t solve 113
Answers to Circumvention [1/3] 115
Answers to Circumvention [2/3] 116
Answers to Circumvention [3/3] 117
Answers to Circumvention [3/3] 119
2AC – Topicality Domestic 121
NSA Can be Domestic 123
Answers to – Topicality Domestic 125
Answers to —Topicality Domestic 126
NSA Surveillance does not stop terrorism 127
NSA Surveillance does not stop terrorism- extension 129
Surveillance causes false positives 130
Mass Surveillance creates false positives- extensions 131
Surveillance creates too much data 133
Surveillance creates bad data 134
Answer to: would have solved 9/11 135
Answer to: would have solved 9/11- extensions 136
2AC Answer to the Executive Action 137
Answers to Politics – Plan is popular 139
Answers to Politics – Plan is popular with public 141
This affirmative case argues that the National Security Administration (NSA) current data collection practices are harmful and should be reformed. The affirmative focuses on domestic data collection.
You can choose to construct a case with up to 3 advantages (Privacy, Economy, or Internet Freedom). Read the file select your favorite advantages and practice to make sure you can finish in 8 minutes. Remember the solvency cards too.
Privacy- the NSA currently collects data on millions of internet users who are connected in some way to international communications that the organization is monitoring. This advantage argues that this domestic surveillance practice is a violation of the rights of US citizens and not needed to protect the country from a terrorist attack.
Economy- this advantage argues that NSA domestic spying programs have hurt the American technology sector as businesses around the world avoid using American products like Dropbox and Google since their content could be monitored by the government. This economic slow down could hurt the world economy and lead to wars.
Internet Freedom- this advantage argues that a domestic surveillance program run by the NSA hurts the ability of the US to persuade dictatorships and other authoritarian governments to maintain a free internet. Access to the internet is crucial to fostering democratic transitions around the world. Democratic governments increase peace and are less likely to start wars.
The affirmative would solve this advantage by placing limits on the collection of data to only communication to or from a suspect in an active investigation. This would prevent the government from stockpiling information on every citizen and help make the search for terrorists and other dangerous groups more efficient.
FISA- The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 ("FISA" Pub.L. 95–511, 92 Stat. 1783, 50 U.S.C. ch. 36) is a United States federal law that prescribes procedures for the physical and electronic surveillance and collection of "foreign intelligence information" between "foreign powers" and "agents of foreign powers"
Moore’s Law- is the observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit has doubled approximately every two years. In other words, computers get twice as powerful every 2 years.
PRISM- “Planning Tool for Resource Integration, Synchronization, and Management” is a clandestine surveillance program under which the United States National Security Agency (NSA) collects internet communications from at least nine major US internet companies.
Upstream- term used by the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States for intercepting telephone and internet traffic from the internet backbone, i.e. major internet cables and switches, both domestic and foreign.