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PRISM: NSA collecting and data mining internet data?


 
  

Your reaction to PRISM: NSA collecting and data mining huge amounts of internet data? [228 voters]
Outraged, this is a huge invasion of privacy (126)  55%
No big deal, I expected something like this is going on (82)  36%
Support, this is needed to detect terrorism threats (17)  7.5%
Don't care (3)  1.3%

(*)The intensity of feelings was clearly on the outrage side, and it has produced an "attack" with over 400 additional "Outrage" votes, which were removed from this summary. However, even after this correction, the majority of voters did not support NSA data mining.

About 67% of all voters were from US/Canada voters, 19% from Europe, and the rest from other regions. The following table shows breakdown by country, with "Don't care" votes combined with "No big deal", and bar height proportional to the number of votes from the region.

We note that the Outrage percentage is slightly higher in Europe than in US, but those are the only 2 regions where voters showed some support. The rest of the world was less outraged, and most there thought it was no big deal - they were not surprised.

Region % Outraged % No big deal % Support
US/Canada  56%  35%  9%
Europe  66%  27%  7%
Other  39%  61%  0%

Here is an additional analysis, reaction and comments on NSA Prism.


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