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Recent leaks regarding the National Security Agency’s monitoring of America’s communications, indeed, the communication of World leaders has brought the use of technology to the forefront in the mind of many people. This, then, begs the question, is privacy any longer possible in America? In this paper, I will argue by using scholarly and peer-reviewed resources that privacy is possible in the 21st century in America in online environments, because the technology exists through which privacy can be assured. I will present the reader with valid objections to this view, but will disprove them, using research that is current in the field of technology.
Defined on Dictionary.Com as “the state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one’s private life or affairs,” (2013) privacy is something that many Americans wish to maintain. The fourth amendment to the Constitution states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause…