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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: Transparency: Full and Absolute. Any and all communications should be open and available for scrutiny. This would and does create such deluge as to be incomprehensible to anything but super-computers, ones like the NSA and their co-conspirators like Google, Yahoo! and Facebook can deploy. The problem is not in these companies allowing the NSA access but rather in their lack of sharing these data sets with the public including any corporate competition. If the intelligentsia are the only ones with access to the combined data sets then there exists a serious threat to democracy.

    That's why I signed this petition: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/pardon-edward-snowden/Dp03vGYD
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      Jun 14 2013: Thank you, will do, will forward.

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