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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


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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 15 2013: Judging from the vicious attacks by msn, yahoo, and the other usual suspects, all owned by the same masters, it seems obvious that Snowden really made them angry. This alone would point out that Snowden did in fact release the genie from the bottle and left all the filthy cockroaches scrambling to do damage control. In one slam piece, the usual suspects say that all Americans knew about this spy program back in 1999. How ludicrous is that. Most Americans today still don't even know about the Prism scandal, that is a tragic fact. And most never knew about Prism in any year, let alone the last 14 years. I see what they are doing. Tell the undereducated they are soooo smart and already knew about the spy program and sneak in the conclusion they should arrive at, that Snowden is oh so bad. Snowden is a hero no matter how many slanderous attack pieces they write on him to try and convince everyone to turn a blind eye while they kill him for spilling the truth. Not going to happen. We will remember this along with all the other low down manoeuvres this shady spying government has pulled in the past.

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