tisdag 11 februari 2014

Mozilla och tusentals internetaktörer i stor onlineprotest mot NSA:s "Stasi-övervakning"

Den 11:e februari kommer en bred koalition av internetaktörer och frihetsaktivister att genomföra en massiv onlineprotest mot den elektroniska övervakningen från myndigheter i USA, Sverige m.fl. Protesten genomförs också för att hedra minnet av den världskände aktivisten Aaron Swartz, som begick självmord efter allvarliga hot och trakasserier från amerikanska myndigheter och rättsväsende...

Reddit, Mozilla, rights groups to protest online snooping in memory of Aaron Swartz

RT 2014-01-14
On February 11, a broad coalition of internet-involved organizations will go online to protest massive electronic surveillance by various governments. 

The action hopes to repeat the successful beating of SOPA/PIPA bills in 2012.

The protest was announced on the anniversary of Aaron Swartz’s suicide and is dedicated to his memory. The software engineer and online freedom activist took his life in 2013 amid prosecution over alleged illegal downloading of a large number of academic journal articles, the charges which could have landed him in jail for up to 35 years.

'Day We Fight Back' takes on NSA

Videon publicerad den 11 feb 2014
It was declared 'The Day We Fight Back'. Internet companies and activists around the world had an international day of protest on February 11th. Over 5,700 websites changed their homepages to demand the National Security Agency stop its massive surveillance efforts. On Capitol Hill, representatives from privacy groups, religious institutions NS Congressman Rush Holt came together to talk about the issue of NSA spying. RT correspondent Meghan Lopez was there and brings us more.
“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,” the protest coordination website said.

Similar to the SOPA/PIPA protest in 2012, the new day of action will aim at raising public awareness of government online surveillance and pressuring US lawmakers to act against it. Thousands of participating websites will host banners calling on Americans to bombard members of Congress with email and phone calls. And all concerned Internet users will be asked to participate in other ways. [...]



'The Day We Fight Back':
Netizens rally against NSA in memory of
Aaron Swartz

Publicerad den 11 feb 2014
It's been a year since his death but his mission hasn't been forgotten. The organization co-founded by internet freedom fighter Aaron Swartz is leading a mass protest against the NSA's indiscriminate surveillance in a campaign called: "The Day We Fight Back."

For more details on the story, check out http://on.rt.com/ql1q2e
Mozilla och tusentals internetaktörer i stor onlineprotest mot NSA:s "Stasi-övervakning"

3 kommentarer:

  1. 5,304 websites so far.



  2. --‘The day we fight back’: 6,000 websites protest surveillance, honor Aaron Swartz--

    RT February 11, 2014

    More than 6,000 websites, including Reddit, Tumblr, Mozilla, are taking part in an online protest against government surveillance. The action marks two years since website blackouts against SOPA and PIPA and commemorates Aaron Swartz’s death.

    The February 11 online protest, going by the title ‘The Day We Fight Back’, is supposed to see around 6, 200 websites each host a large banner at the top reading “Dear internet, we’re sick of complaining about the NSA. We want new laws that curtail online surveillance.”

    The banner enables US internet users to contact members of Congress directly via email or a computer telephone call link using Twilio Voice. They would then be able to ask legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, which would strengthen the NSA surveillance legality and to support the USA Freedom Act, that would, conversely, curb the domestic surveillance power of intelligence agencies.

    As for website visitors from outside US, they are urged to sign a petition in support of the principles against mass surveillance. The petition has already been signed by more than 26,000 people.

    In addition, everyone is encouraged to change their social networks’ profile pictures, adding a #STOPTHENSA tag to them. [...]


  3. --Online revolts can stop govt: Yesterday we defeated SOPA, today we battle NSA--

    February 12 2014

    Properly mobilized people can become a massive online force capable of blocking ‘dangerous bills’ and changing government policies, Josh Levy of the Free Press told RT. The participants of The Day We Fight Back campaign say their call to action is simple.

    RT: What are the protesters trying to achieve? How exactly are they supposed to 'fight back'?

    Josh Levy: This day of action [Wednesday, February 11] is the next stop on the continuum of action that has taken place since Edward Snowden first revealed the extent of the NSA surveillance program back in June. It follows mass protests that took place in Washington DC in October, the huge online protest that took place in June after we’ve found out about all of these things. And what we have seen is that it has really changed the debate not only here in the US but around the world. And more and more people every day have turned away these programs and have tried to find the ways to stop them.

    And the call to action today is actually very simple. Here in the US, we are asking for Congress to just support the USA Freedom Act, which would put a stop to one of the worst programs – which is the metadata phone collection program – that are collecting data on everybody who we call, where we call from and when we call; and that would make that gathering happen only when authorities have a warrant and would stop the blanket collection that is taking place right now.

    RT: Well, Josh, your outlook here sound wildly optimistic, but I must ask you, how has online freedom legislation in the US actually changed, in the recent year or so?

    JL: Well, today is right about the two-year anniversary of the SOPA/PIPA revolt that took place also online with a lot of the same organization getting involved, a lot of the same companies, more than 5,000 websites are participating today. [...]




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