EFF Asks The Internet to Join Them for 'Reset The Net'

May 30, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is hosting a special event on June 5 called Reset The Net. The Internet rights group is urging the community to join it for a special event to combat the NSA's continued intrusion into our private lives online through its vast surveillance and data collection programs.

June 5 is an important date, because it represents the one-year anniversary of the first documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

"While EFF has been fighting NSA surveillance for years, 2013 marked a new chapter in our battle against mass spying," the group wrote in a call-to-action alert. "The documents made it clear to everyone why we care so much, and why they should too."

The EFF has joined with "dozens of other organizations: in calling for a day of action to Reset the Net. On June 5th, The EFF's Reset the Net is asking everyone to install free software tools that are designed to protect privacy on a computer or a mobile device. Reset the Net is also calling on websites and developers to add surveillance resistant features, like HTTPS and forward secrecy.

You can get involved by visiting www.eff.org.


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Re: EFF Asks The Internet to Join Them for 'Reset The Net'

In the spirit of Heinlein, let those with elevated responsibility suffer elevated punishment for abusing it.

The SOBs who (ab)used the system to illegally snoop on their exes and were merely permitted to resign must be flogged in public square and blacklisted from all IT jobs, if not publically hanged.

 
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