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State surveillance: A necessary evil?

Updated: Jan 3, 2023


MANILA, Philippines – In this year alone, authorities in the Philippines were able to arrest 3 individuals connected with the Islamic State (ISIS). It was, for the most part, an effort government authorities were able to achieve because of intelligence-gathering.


Proponents of state surveillance argue it’s events like these that justify it, especially where “national security” and the protection of citizens’ lives against serious security threats are at stake.


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