The NSA is so out of control that the authors of the Patriot Act
are the sponsors of the leading bill to rein it in.
- 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
EFF.org announced that today is the day:
“A broad coalition of organizations, companies, and individuals are loudly voicing their stance against unwarranted mass spying—over 6,000 websites have joined together today to demand reform. EFF stands by millions of users—represented by groups like Demand Progress, ACLU, PEN, and Access as well as companies like Google, Twitter, Mozilla, and reddit—to reform governmental collection of innocent users’ information.”
If you care about freedom and feel the government is over-reaching, TODAY is the day you need to act. The more people we can get to show this is so important to them that they will drop everything and make their voices heard, the better the chances are of reversing what is going on.