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State surveillance: A necessary evil?

Updated: Jan 3


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.


Read the article at Rappler

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