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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 23 2013: It's a very weak argument when some Americans say the government is going to do whatever they want, including spying. That's not true. The people dictate how far they will let the government go. If weak people just give up and let the government do what they will, then we see what happens, with Joseph Stalin, Mao, Bush, Obama, etc... But just because some Americans are too lazy and just interested in watching Dancing with the Sluts, instead of fighting for justice, does not mean the government can do whatever they like. Proof of this is the Revolution of 1776. A great majority of Americans were too scared to do anything, however 3% fought back against the brits and beat them back to where they came from and succeeded in bringing Independence to America. Same needs to be done today. Fight back against the corruption rampant in Washington on both sides, including the traitors like pelosi, mccain, boehner and so many other crimiinals.

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