2/11/14: The Day We Fight Back Against Internet Surveillance
- The NSA “has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world.” — The New York Times
- The NSA collected “almost 3 billion pieces of intelligence from US computer networks” in one month in 2013. — The Guardian
- The NSA is collecting the content and metadata of emails, web activity, chats, social networks, and everything else as part of what it calls “upstream” collection. — The Washington Post
- The NSA “is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans.” — The Washington Post
- The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” — The Washington Post
- The NSA “is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country.” — The New York Times
- The USA Freedom Act curtails NSA surveillance abuses.
- The FISA Improvements Act attempts to legalize bulk data collection of phone records.
We need to tell Congress to pass the USA Freedom Act and amend it to make it even stronger.
- Attend an event in your area
- Ask your representatives the tough questions
- Write to your representative about NSA reform
- Download the Reform The NSA app on iTunes
- Share on social media.
- Use the #stopthensa hashtag on Twitter to help spread the word!