Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mozilla Launches Anti-Surveillance Campaign 'StopWatchingUs'

  

Today, Mozilla – the makers of Firefox and a self-described "non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people's hands" – launched a campaign called StopWatchingUs to demonstrate its resistance against the recently unveiled NSA government surveillance program. 

The campaign was announced on Mozilla's blog this morning, and is sponsored by a "broad coalition of organizations from across the political and technical spectrum." The group desires citizens and other companies to demand full account of what information is being monitored by the government, and has created an online petition addressed to members of Congress. 

The petition states, "this type of blanket data collection by the government strikes at bedrock American values of freedom and privacy," and that the surveillance infringes upon the First and Fourth Amendments of the Constitution. The petition's goals include the following: 

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