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Kareem Fahim


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Are you comfortable with NSA collecting your personal data?

'Top secret PRISM program claims direct access to servers of firms including Google, Facebook and Apple'

The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.


Well, all of us already knew so I don't think it has surprised anyone... but I'd like to know opinions of TED community, are you comfortable with fact that USA Gov. is continuously collecting your personal data?

@People who say 'nothing to hide, nothing to fear' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oAKtBpdZSw


Closing Statement from Kareem Fahim

Majority of people are annoyed by this 'data collection'. Western Govs., defenders of 'freedom' 'democracy' and 'input_word' are mere bunch of hypocrites. Although it is shocking how some people are defending NSA and these faceless entities... (maybe they are 'trolls' or NSA paid users...).

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  • Jun 11 2013: No, I am not comfortable with this information being gathered. Sadly, though, I see this as becoming the price of admission for using free services that we have grown attached to, such as search engines, social network and email providers. I am not sure what to do about this, but I think it helps for people to communicate their anger and discomfort. Ultimately, people need to be willing to stop using services from companies who engage in this behavior even though it will make their lives much less convenient.

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