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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 23 2013: I've cried "Wolf" long enough. No one listens.

    Our government does whatever it wants to do.
    It ignores or modifies the laws to fit it's needs.
    It salts the Supreme Court.
    It ignores Congress as if Congress didn't exist.
    The US and 5 other European nations are moving
    into the internet, to control us like China does their
    All the Secrets in the world are small potatoes compared to those
    hidden by the United States Government.

    Our Government has become the No.1 Spy agency in the world.
    We Taxed-Payers support thousands of Spies and hundreds of
    thousands of their support employees.

    It was bad before George Herbert Walker Bush came from the
    CIA to become Vice President, and then was elected President,
    and kick-started the Decay of these United States. From the
    lowly "Wimp" tag, he became the unseen, unheard, orchestrator
    of the death of Freedom.

    A subsequent moral-decay of the Presidency evolved with the
    Clinton Clan, and was followed by the drunken-decay of Jr.,
    George W. Bush, with his greedy and weak-hearted minder.

    A sickness plagues us.
    The loss of Transparency of our Government has yet to be felt.
    It's hidden from us by the current standard of living.
    Alas, those whom survived WW2 are gone now.
    Hitler a remote and faded memory from school.

    The newest Modern History book from 1760 until Now,
    has been published, and might soon become a part of your
    children's, grandchildren's, and great grandchildren’s schooling.
    The author, a fine young man, an employee of the CIA.

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