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Mozilla's StopWatchingUs: This Plan To End Government Spying Has Grown So Big It Might Actually Work - Inventor of World Wide Web now Onboard

 
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Mozilla's StopWatchingUs: This Plan To End Government Spying Has Grown So Big It Might Actually Work - Inventor of World Wide Web now Onboard
UPDATE 6/28/13: NEW ARTICLE POSTED ON BUSINESS INSIDER READS "StopWatching.Us: This Plan To End Government Spying Has Grown So Big It Might Actually Work"
[link to www.businessinsider.com]

Now I'm not saying it actually is going to work, but it must be turning some heads at least. Tim Berners-Lee is on board now and he only invented the World Wide Web


"Hoping to tap into the wave of anti-SOPA Internet activism that flooded Congress last year, Mozilla has joined with a variety of activist groups to found an anti-spying coalition called StopWatching.Us."

The just-launched website's first order of business will be to gather signatures for a petition that demands Congress "reveal the full extent of the NSA's spying programs."


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85,466 signature thus far
[link to optin.stopwatching.us (secure)]

UPDATE: 521,920 signatures as of 6/28 @ 1133 EST

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"The Mozilla Foundation, a California-based nonprofit, was not one of the nine companies, which include Facebook, Apple, and Google, from which the U.S. government was recently found to be collecting data through PRISM."

"Mozilla's browser Firefox has an estimated 450 million users worldwide, so if even a fraction of Firefox users in the U.S. signed the petition it could get some attention from Congress."

"Google, with its popular Chrome browser, is also one of Mozilla's biggest competitors. Chrome has an estimated 750 million users. Perhaps Google's involvement in the scandal will give Chrome users pause. Google has taken strides to distance itself from PRISM in the media."

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Interesting! This link says only 64,280 signatures so far

[link to www.stopwatching.us (secure)]

It appears the link in the original thread post is the one that is updating
[link to optin.stopwatching.us (secure)]


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How bout we pin this biotch! Please and thanks!
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86K now
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Reaction from Mozzila has been as harsh as Google’s, as Mozilla’s Alex Fowler, leader of privacy and public policy, announced “last week, media reports emerged that the US government is requiring vast amounts of data from Internet and phone companies via top secret surveillance programs. The revelations, which confirm many of our worst fears, raise serious questions about individual privacy protections, checks on government power and court orders impacting some of the most popular Web services”.

“Mozilla believes in an internet where we do not have to fear that everything we do is being tracked, monitored and logged by either companies or governments. And we believe in a government whose actions are visible, transparent and accountable”, said Fowler.


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pin this bitch

hopefully more people will see and sign
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Here's the letter from Mozilla (StopWatching.US) to Congress


Dear Members of Congress,

We write to express our concern about recent reports published in the Guardian and the Washington Post, and acknowledged by the Obama Administration, which reveal secret spying by the National Security Agency (NSA) on phone records and Internet activity of people in the United States.

The Washington Post and the Guardian recently published reports based on information provided by a career intelligence officer showing how the NSA and the FBI are gaining broad access to data collected by nine of the leading U.S. Internet companies and sharing this information with foreign governments. As reported, the U.S. government is extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person's movements and contacts over time. As a result, the contents of communications of people both abroad and in the U.S. can be swept in without any suspicion of crime or association with a terrorist organization.

Leaked reports also published by the Guardian and confirmed by the Administration reveal that the NSA is also abusing a controversial section of the PATRIOT Act to collect the call records of millions of Verizon customers. The data collected by the NSA includes every call made, the time of the call, the duration of the call, and other "identifying information" for millions of Verizon customers, including entirely domestic calls, regardless of whether those customers have ever been suspected of a crime. The Wall Street Journal has reported that other major carriers, including AT&T and Sprint, are subject to similar secret orders.

This type of blanket data collection by the government strikes at bedrock American values of freedom and privacy. This dragnet surveillance violates the First and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, which protect citizens' right to speak and associate anonymously and guard against unreasonable searches and seizures that protect their right to privacy.

We are calling on Congress to take immediate action to halt this surveillance and provide a full public accounting of the NSA's and the FBI's data collection programs. We call on Congress to immediately and publicly:

Enact reform this Congress to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, the state secrets privilege, and the FISA Amendments Act to make clear that blanket surveillance of the Internet activity and phone records of any person residing in the U.S. is prohibited by law and that violations can be reviewed in adversarial proceedings before a public court;
Create a special committee to investigate, report, and reveal to the public the extent of this domestic spying. This committee should create specific recommendations for legal and regulatory reform to end unconstitutional surveillance;
Hold accountable those public officials who are found to be responsible for this unconstitutional surveillance.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,


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Whoever karma pinned this, I thank you!
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Well dang, that was one of the reason I use firefox, thought it was more secure. LOL!!! off to sign the sucker!


update: signed!

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But I like to watch
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Went from IE, to firefox, to mac (safari), back to firefox, to chrome, back to safari, and now looks like I will stick with firefox. Thanks Mozilla for respecting my privacy.
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The gummint will not reveal to you lesser beings anything if they do not wish to
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Went from IE, to firefox, to mac (safari), back to firefox, to chrome, back to safari, and now looks like I will stick with firefox. Thanks Mozilla for respecting my privacy.
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I've tried them all as well, except I've been with Mozilla now for quite some time. Not sure if it will accomplish anything, but at least we know who's loyal to their users
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But then why is everything in Firefox preferenced to use Google services?

go to about:config in firefox and count how many times you find "google".

They can't care all that much!
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But then why is everything in Firefox preferenced to use Google services?

go to about:config in firefox and count how many times you find "google".

They can't care all that much!
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I'll take a little caring over none at all
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I refuse to use google or Chrome! Glad!
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"Hoping to tap into the wave of anti-SOPA Internet activism that flooded Congress last year, Mozilla has joined with a variety of activist groups to found an anti-spying coalition called StopWatching.Us."

The just-launched website's first order of business will be to gather signatures for a petition that demands Congress "reveal the full extent of the NSA's spying programs."


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85,466 signature thus far
[link to optin.stopwatching.us (secure)]
 Quoting: clovis


90,316 now
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pin this bitch

hopefully more people will see and sign
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I sure did.
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Here's the letter from Mozilla (StopWatching.US) to Congress


Dear Members of Congress,

We write to express our concern about recent reports published in the Guardian and the Washington Post, and acknowledged by the Obama Administration, which reveal secret spying by the National Security Agency (NSA) on phone records and Internet activity of people in the United States.

The Washington Post and the Guardian recently published reports based on information provided by a career intelligence officer showing how the NSA and the FBI are gaining broad access to data collected by nine of the leading U.S. Internet companies and sharing this information with foreign governments. As reported, the U.S. government is extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person's movements and contacts over time. As a result, the contents of communications of people both abroad and in the U.S. can be swept in without any suspicion of crime or association with a terrorist organization.

Leaked reports also published by the Guardian and confirmed by the Administration reveal that the NSA is also abusing a controversial section of the PATRIOT Act to collect the call records of millions of Verizon customers. The data collected by the NSA includes every call made, the time of the call, the duration of the call, and other "identifying information" for millions of Verizon customers, including entirely domestic calls, regardless of whether those customers have ever been suspected of a crime. The Wall Street Journal has reported that other major carriers, including AT&T and Sprint, are subject to similar secret orders.

This type of blanket data collection by the government strikes at bedrock American values of freedom and privacy. This dragnet surveillance violates the First and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, which protect citizens' right to speak and associate anonymously and guard against unreasonable searches and seizures that protect their right to privacy.

We are calling on Congress to take immediate action to halt this surveillance and provide a full public accounting of the NSA's and the FBI's data collection programs. We call on Congress to immediately and publicly:

Enact reform this Congress to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, the state secrets privilege, and the FISA Amendments Act to make clear that blanket surveillance of the Internet activity and phone records of any person residing in the U.S. is prohibited by law and that violations can be reviewed in adversarial proceedings before a public court;
Create a special committee to investigate, report, and reveal to the public the extent of this domestic spying. This committee should create specific recommendations for legal and regulatory reform to end unconstitutional surveillance;
Hold accountable those public officials who are found to be responsible for this unconstitutional surveillance.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

 Quoting: clovis


BEST. LETTER. EVAH!!!!!!!
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pin this bitch

hopefully more people will see and sign
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I sure did.
Pass it around,folks!
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That was you who karma pinned this? If so, some green is on the way for you
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sign it!
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i'll go back to firefox as well.

what about dealing with your fixed IP address? are there good anonymizers for ip address and browsing??
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They're onto us suspecting Google.
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Welcome to GLP XXIX! I'm getting you started with some karma. You're in the green!
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won't do a bit of good.

not now.
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yeah, go ahead put your name on THE list.. like writing a petition ever changes anything.

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I signed bro FTW!
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pin this bitch

hopefully more people will see and sign
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I sure did.
Pass it around,folks!
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That was you who karma pinned this? If so, some green is on the way for you
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No...I didn't karma pin it...I wasn't able to...but I signed and passed it around.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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pin this bitch

hopefully more people will see and sign
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I sure did.
Pass it around,folks!
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That was you who karma pinned this? If so, some green is on the way for you
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No...I didn't karma pin it...I wasn't able to...but I signed and passed it around.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Well, I gave you +1 green, so you get credit until someone comes forward
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Can people outside the states sign it?

I did anyway...
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