June 5th, 2014: Reset the Net #resetthenet
Don’t ask for your privacy. Take it back.
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Governments have twisted the Internet into something it was never intended to be: a system for invading our private lives. We’re fighting back and demanding needed reforms, but we don’t have to to wait while politicians promise change. We won’t stop the spying in a single day, but we can take the first steps toward making mass surveillance impossible and restoring human rights to the web. On June 5th, we will reset the Internet, turn off the parts that governments have invaded, put on new armor, and come back stronger than ever before.
We don’t need anyone’s permission.
Now that we know how bulk surveillance programs work, we know they have a weakness: the NSA can hack anybody but their bulk spying operation (the one that violates our human rights!) relies on specific, technological mistakes– mistakes we can fix. Reset the Net is our moment to harness the collective power of the web and meet mass surveillance head on.
Everyone has a role to play.
If you’re a developer, promise to add one new surveillance-resistant feature to your app or website, and announce it on June 5th.
If you’re an Internet user, promise to try out one new privacy tool that directly confronts mass surveillance. We’ll have an epic and definitive list for you to choose from. Then tell your friends to get protected too.
If you have a website or Tumblr, get the Internet Defense League code installed and display the Reset the Net message on June 5th to help educate and rally Internet users worldwide to defend themselves from dragnet surveillance.