Since the recent revelations that the National Security Agency is gathering data on Americans’ use of telephones and foreigners’ use of the internet, a debate has begun about the proper balance between national security and civil liberties. In the wake of the scandal, protesters held a rally in New York’s Union Square to show their support for Edward Snowden, the man who leaked the details. While many expressed their discomfort towards government surveillance of citizens, others offered a more favorable view. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker speaks with people in New York on both sides of the debate.
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