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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 16 2013: Well, I don't know if I'm comfortable with it or not! But if I were a NSA agent, I'd be able to find out all the personal details about all the single and lonely women in my neighborhood. I'd know more about them than their own families. I'd also know which women is having an affair and which one is not on good terms with her husband. I'd know if she takes contraceptives. If her husband's cheating on her. If she checks out other guys on dating sites regularly. I'll be able to know more about her most stressful days. And eventually, I'll get into her pants one day. I'd be able to fck a new woman every day if I was a NSA agent. I'd be the next Gengis Khan!!!

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