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January 11, 2014

February 11th 2014 is The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

Filed under: Government, Liberty, Media — Tags: , , , , — Nicholas @ 10:49

It may be only a token gesture, but mark 11 February on your calendar:

DEAR USERS OF THE INTERNET,

In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. A year ago this month one of that movement’s leaders, Aaron Swartz, tragically passed away.

Today we face a different threat, one that undermines the Internet, and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance.

If Aaron were alive, he’d be on the front lines, fighting against a world in which governments observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action.

Now, on the eve of the anniversary of Aaron’s passing, and in celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA that he helped make possible, we are announcing a day of protest against mass surveillance, to take place this February 11th.

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Anti-surveillance banner preview

We’re creating embeddable banners and widgets that you’ll be able to add to your site to encourage visitors to participate in the day of action. The photo above is just a draft — the final design is yet to come.

2 Comments

  1. So…

    To protest against having the NSA collect your personal information, you need to supply your phone number and ZIP code?

    Comment by cirby — January 12, 2014 @ 22:54

  2. I think that’s a lookup function to match you with your (US) elected officials. The NSA doesn’t need that information (because they’ve already got it matched to your IP address, browsing history, credit record, voting records, medical records, insurance info, and all of that “metadata” that doesn’t really matter if you’ve done nothing wrong).

    Comment by Nicholas — January 13, 2014 @ 08:22

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