The Day We Fight Back Against Internet Surveillance Events/UpDates

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This video harnesses the voices of celebrities, activists, legal experts, and other prominent figures in speaking out against mass surveillance by the NSA.

Tens of thousands of people and organisations are participating in a protest against the NSA’s mass surveillance on Tuesday, bombarding members of Congress with phone calls and emails and holding demonstrations across the globe.

Dubbed “The day we fight back”, the action saw scores of websites, including Reddit, BoingBoing, Mozilla  host a widget inviting users to pressure elected officials.

Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks mark the global 'The Day We Fight Back' protest against mass surveillance outside the supreme court in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Barcroft Media

Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks mark the global ‘The Day We Fight Back’ protest against mass surveillance outside the supreme court in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Barcroft Media

“The goal of the day we fight back is to stop mass surveillance by intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency,” said Rainey Reitman, activism director at the non-profit Electronic Frontier Foundation, which helped organise the events.

“This is a unique political moment in the fight for surveillance reform. The leaks of 2013 shed light on surveillance abuses really unlike anything we had seen before that.

“Really it kickstarted an international debate about privacy rights which led to major shifts in public opinion polls as well as international pushes for surveillance reform.”

 

The Day We Fight Back Against NSA Surveillance, Protest in Sweden.

 

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Local Activists & Anons Stood Up To Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance And Fight For Our Right To Privacy At The Corner Of Dundas Street & Richmond Street In London, Ontario On Tuesday, February 11th 2014.

Local Activists & Anons Stood Up To Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance And Fight For Our Right To Privacy At The Corner Of Dundas Street & Richmond Street In London, Ontario On Tuesday, February 11th 2014.

 

 

Check Back as we update with coverage from today’s events.

 

A List of Events Happening on The Day We Fight Back

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