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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: I don't know it the question has been asked but has the NSA made any data requests of TED concerning us?
    If we ask them, would they tell us?
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      Jun 17 2013: Suggest we are all, already cataloged..............signed, sealed and delivered! :)

      Big Brother has been doing his job long before 1984!
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        Jun 17 2013: After much consideration I am wondering what the impact will be on the social media, the one in the western civilization. The Terrorists could care less what the NSA does. But those here in our world, will they start to diminish their presence? Will the Islamic Propaganda machine take over with no one to contest their evil intentions?

        Will the NSA step in and do the job for us? How large they view themselves and how small we appear in their eyes.

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