The surveillance program of the national security agency known as Prism; the death of Trayvon Martin; and Google Glass and the rise of wearable computers that record everything. Although these might ... more 
The surveillance program of the national security agency known as Prism; the death of Trayvon Martin; and Google Glass and the rise of wearable computers that record everything. Although these might not seem connected, they are part of a growing move for, or against, a surveillance society. On one side of this issue we have people declaring that too much surveillance, especially in the form of wearable cameras and computers, is detrimental and leaves people without any privacy in public. On the other side there are people who argue that a society with cameras everywhere will make the world safer and hold criminals more accountable for their actions. Samantha Power, President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said during her confirmation hearing that the lack of action by the U.N. Security Council to stem the bloodshed in a long-running conflict in Syria was a "disgrace. The Senate voted to move-toward-approving Fred Hochberg for a second-term as president of the U.S.-Export-Import Bank,which has to stop conducting --business next-week unless Hochberg is confirmed. less 
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