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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 19 2013: The income tax was started as a temporary measure to help pay for WWI. It was only supposed to be a tax on the wealthy. It has been said that there is nothing more permanent than a temporary government program. The income tax has now grown into a tax that anyone who works pays and it has its own multi-billion dollar agency that enforces it. That agency has taken it upon itself to target and harrass people that the current government doesn't like. How do we know that the NSA isn't already doing the same thing with the data it is gathering? How can we be sure that it won't take the same path as the IRS?

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