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The Government suspected that terrorists have changed how they communicate and have become more difficult to track as a result of former contractor Edward Snowdens disclosures about US surveillance operations Also Snowdens disclosures about eavesdropping in Russia and China gave each of those countries insights that arealready thought to have impaired the National Security Agencys ability to intercept their communications This became a big issue in United States surveillance operationGovernment officials were continuing to try to determine how much specific information Snowden knew about the methods the US uses to eavesdrop on other countries Former counterintelligence officials say they believe there has already been serious damage and fear it could worsenAmong the disclosures from Snowden that were published in the Washington Post and the Guardian was that Skype was among the systems that provided data to the NSAs secret PRISM database US officials said that some alleged terrorists that the NSA was tracking were no longer using Skype This Snowden incident showed that the government has broken our constitutional rights The US government invaded our privacy which broke the amendment that granted us privacy Although the government said that the surveillance operation was for our greater good to take out terrorist but the action infringed our rights Snowden also disclosed in an interview with the South China Morning Post the specific dates and the IP addresses of computers in Hong Kong and on the Chinese mainland hacked by the NSA over a four-year period This does not only show that the US has been hacking through computers for domestic issues but also in foreign countries This is an act of spying Overall Snowden incident has shown what has been going on under our eyes by the government for the past few years The US lost the trust of its citizens and should be embarrassed that they said other countries had attack their surveillance system because Snowden told the public that US surveillance has been going
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