How much is your personal information at risk in light of the NSA scandal?

      The National Security Administration surveillance scandal has brought forth many questions from the public.

      Among them is the government infringing on our privacy and rights by gaining access to our private conversations without our knowledge?

      The director of the NSA appeared at a congressional hearing Tuesday and said that the recently leaked secret surveillance programs have helped authorities stop more than 50 terrorist plots.

      But General Keith Alexander said the leaks have done major damage to the country's ability to find more terror plots in the future.

      Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the phone and internet surveillance programs to the British newspaper "The Guardian."

      Tuesday morning, Dr. Jerald Hughes a professor of computer information systems at University of Texas Pan American joined us to discuss how this affects you.