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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 19 2013: It's not like I have anything to hide, but I'm enraged with this. It is a violation of the freedom of expression -well, not that it properly existed until now, but this was the final blow. I'm not even American! Yet, most social media are based in the USA. EVERY CITIZEN OF THE WORLD (american, european, I don't really care) has the right to express themselves freely in any kinds of media. Let's not make fun of ourselves, we have ALWAYS been supervised in a way or another -but now, with the NSA, which is known to exist by many people, most of us have realised it. We have to react. If we don't, we're all going to go crazy.
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      Jun 24 2013: i totally agree with your point of view that we should have our Freedom or right of expression

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