The concept of treason is as old as humanity itself. Long before society began to organize itself into states and territories, those who betrayed their own people were accused of the crime of treason and thus were considered traitors. But treason alone does not define a traitor. In fact, one may never face charges of treason but might still be considered a traitor in the eyes of the public. This distinction is but one of the reasons that can make identifying and defining traitors a difficult task. Countries take treason seriously because they believe that it can threaten the security of their nation. While traitors have certainly done just that, others have sparked a debate about how much power governments should possess regarding surveillance ...

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