Many have argued that at least since the September 11th terrorist attacks, the United States has become a surveillance state. Others have countered that the government has the public's best interest in mind. But what is the truth? How does a government and its law enforcement prioritize the safety of its citizens without infringing on their privacy? The diverse viewpoints in this volume address the questions of whether the United States is operating under a surveillance state, whether we can have safety without surveillance, and whether it's too late to turn back from our present tech-heavy situation.