Take Action: Feb. 11 is The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

If you're reading this, someone knows about it.
They know how you got here and they'll follow where you go next.
They're keeping tabs on what you'll do on the Internet today. Every day.
The U.N. declared the Internet to be a human right but, given the surveillance taking place online through various backdoor channels, that is essentially a right to be watched.
If that doesn't bother you, then no worries.
If it does, then here's something you can do about it.

The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

TheDayWeFightBack.org

Tomorrow, February 11, 2014 is a day of Internet disturbance. You can take part by signing up, spreading the message and even adding a snippet of code to your site that will add a banner and a call to action for anyone who comes to visit on Feb. 11th.

Here's why (from the official site):
In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. Today we face another critical threat, one that again undermines the Internet and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance.

In celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA two years ago, and in memory of one of its leaders, Aaron Swartz, we are planning a day of protest against mass surveillance, to take place this February 11th.

Together we will push back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action. Together, we will make it clear that such behavior is not compatible with democratic governance. Together, if we persist, we will win this fight.

What will the banner say?

There are two versions: US and International. Here's a comparison of the calls to action:
US: Thousands of websites will host banners urging people to call/email Congress. We'll ask legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act, and enact protections for non-Americans.

International: Visitors will be asked to urge appropriate targets to institute privacy protections.

Take Part

If you're interested in taking part, head to The DayWeFightBack.org and grab the code, add it to your template, register your site and spread the message. It's easy and it's simple and it's important. You'll see the banner here tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll see it on your site too.

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