TED Conversations

Kareem Fahim


This conversation is closed.

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...).

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • Jun 11 2013: Today they mine data on everyone, tomorrow they misuse the data, how hard is that to figure out. I agree with Ben Franklin, anyone who trades freedoms for security deserve neither. The first thing weak minded people say is,....oh I have nothing to hide, BUT will they use it against me if I am gay, will I be hired if I have a disability, will my insurance rates go up, will I be labelled for religious beliefs, etc.... you can't have both, you either disagree with the spying, or you bend over and let them run over you. I say fight the filthy crooks who are spying. They have not made this country any safer and have wasted billions of dollars on spying and building their spy headquarters. Just totally 1984 on steroids.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.