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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 27 2013: the people who would really have an issue about the whole NSA are the people who have something to hide or probably the one who thinks that the government of united states have a thing against them!
    spying on potential trouble makers can't be just overruled but spying each and every one over the internet in the name of the light of all this is totally a different thing
    Imagine a situation where an influential person who might have some big reforms for the world in the deck is getting compromised for personal interests since they have got some dirt over the internet.
    In short this time the American government has overdone their own track record!
    spying everyone can't be justified on any grounds

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