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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 13 2013: I am more concerned with the secrecy of it. Any intrusion into our freedom should not be secret and just because the president and congress knows about does not make it right.
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        Jun 14 2013: He's not a loser, he's a patriot, who did this for the public good. And if you think they're going to release any information on the system being abused, well you're just nuts. Military and federal career success 101, NEVER admit to any wrongdoing, NEVER admit to any flaw. Massage what Colbert refers to a "truthiness".
        • Jun 14 2013: AA your right, but the phrase, just for your edification is "Deny, Deny, Deny"

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