“StopWatching.Us” Demands Mozilla, the EFF and 84 Others
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
For those of you who have been paying attention to the news recently you will have seen the entire National Security Agency “PRISM” scandal emerge in the USA, with international rammifications. To cut a long story short, a whistleblower, Edward Snowden, leaked lots of details about the U.S governments PRISM operation that essentially allows it to spy on anyone it wants using warrant from the Patriot Act. Big companies like Facebook, Skype, Microsoft, Google and so on have reportedly been involved as the U.S government forces them to release details on people when they want them for surveillance purposes.
In the wake of this we are seeing a PIPA and SOPA-esque style retaliation from the Internet community and the latest move is the creation of the domain www.stopwatching.us. This new website/organisation has been launched by the Mozilla corporation and is designed to expose the abuses of power by the American government and all the latest news on surveillance, PRISM and other important issues. Currently it boasts 86 members such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Consumer Watchdog, World Wide Web Foundation, Greenpeace USA and the Media Alliance to name but a few.
The StopWatching.Us organisation have cosigned a letter to the U.S government and congress asking for action to be taken over the NSA PRISM spy program and they also want reforms to key acts such as the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendement Act. You can get details of it here.
What are your thoughts on the whole PRISM and NSA “scandal”?
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