Internet Companies To Declare Freedom From Government Spies This Fourth Of July

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A group of websites and online activists involved with The Internet Defense League are planning to launch a Web-based protest this Fourth of July against government surveillance of communications and online activities.

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Participants — including Web giants like 4chan and WordPress — will display anti-National Security Agency messages on their Internet properties. They also plan to direct users to CallForFreedom.org, where supporters can donate money to a lobbying campaign against government surveillance.

The online privacy activists hope that the July 4 effort will draw vigorous popular support like previous movements that helped to defeat legislative Internet crackdowns like the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Act.

“The NSA programs that have been exposed are blatantly unconstitutional, and have a detrimental effect on free speech and freedom of press worldwide. This is going to be our biggest protest since SOPA, and it should be no surprise,” said Tiffiniy Cheng, a spokeswoman for the Internet Defense League, in a statement.

“You can’t disregard people’s privacy, invade their personal lives on a daily basis, and not expect them to fight back.”

 

A separate initiative, dubbed Restore The Fourth, will be organizing hundreds of anti-NSA protests throughout the Nation on Independence Day. Click here to find one in your area.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

  • SBMUTAH

    Any bets that Goggle, MSM, and Yahoo will not participate?????

  • observer

    Are there enough jails to house all these dissenters? Obama is watching you and he is a very dangerous fella, just ask the Afghans and the Pakistanis. Oh crap have to run, hear something overhead…bye for now. Catch you later or maybe not.

    • JRR

      If there aren’t enough jails for the dissenters, there is still a thriving slave market in the Middle East; perhaps O could sell the dissenters to fund another vacation.

  • Rocketman

    You REALLY want to get your internet freedoms back? Join the Libertarian Party, LP.org.