EFF: Feb. 11 is 'The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance'

February 4, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is calling on everyone on the Internet to make something extraordinary happen: end mass surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Inspired by its previous court battles for privacy rights, its opposition to SOPA and PIPA, and the memory of Aaron Schwartz (who committed suicide over the government's heavy-handed tactics in a hacking case against him), the EFF and a coalition of advocacy groups have marked February 11 as "The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance."

On that day thousands of web sites will host banners urging people to call and email members of Congress urging them to asking them to opposed the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act, and to implement "protections for non-Americans."

Non-U.S. visitors will be asked to urge agencies and politicians in their own countries to institute privacy protections.

Web sites looking to get involved and individuals seeking more information about activities on February 11 can find out more here.

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