Democracy Now / Nova

Democracy Now / Nova

Watch:
Nova:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/spy-factory.html
OR
Listen (or read through) the Democracy Now program on The Shadow Factory:
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/14/james_bamford_the_shadow_factory_the
AND READ:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technology/americans-cellphones-targeted-in-secret-us-spy-program/ar-BBdzBRO?ocid=mailsignout

Answer the following in an “Abstract” format (should be at least 1 page):
1.     Summarize the program and article
2.    What are the implications/impacts to our military personnel serving here and overseas?
3.    What are the implications/impacts to you?
4.    Are you surprised that a large telecommunications company would assist the government in such a manner?
5.    Do you think this is acceptable in light of American security threats?  If not, what level of monitoring would you consider acceptable, if any?