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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: Sure, I have nothing to hide, the problems is what are they going to do with the information they collect, can we truct the government to keep it private? or will they try and sell that information to others? will employers have access to the information collected?, so as you can see is not what information they can collect from me as I said I have nothing to hide but if someone can find out that I have a disease that could be debilitating will I be able to still apply for a job? or life insurance?or I am gay or belong to a religious group or I might be an aceist...will that allow others to discriminate against me?

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