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Earlier this month, London's Guardian newspaper revealed that the National Security Agency is watching Americans' phone and Internet records tracking people's communication patterns.

Shortly after this, it was learned that the surveillance extended to emails. The NSA legally does this by court ordering information from companies like Verizon, Google, Facebook and Yahoo to name a few. This has a lot of people wondering where the line is drawn on Internet privacy and security.

Norwich University computer science professor Jeremy Hansen explained the controversy.

Additional resource: stopwatching.us by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for those wanting Congress to get the NSA to reveal the extent of the surveillance.

Numbers for citizens to call their congressmembers to ensure transparency in NSA surveillance:

1-STOP-323-NSA or 1-786-323-3672

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