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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 14 2013: what is really amazing me is that people have only focused on the privacy aspect.

    Not the fact that the NSA just went ahead with it, irrespectively and knowingly, violating the constitution, and your rights.

    But as the previous president Bush once said about the constitution, "that's just a piece of paper" !!
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      Jun 14 2013: Not so. The power grab has a lot of people rereading 1984. Only the ignorant Congress believes this is legal, as in their "right" to legislate anything they want.

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