Jun 06 2014
It was exactly a year ago yesterday that whistleblower Edward Snowden made public the shocking revelations about the NSA’s massive global surveillance operations. Despite a worldwide outcry about the program, politicians have done little to curtail the extensive data gathering network. Now, a small non-profit group called Fight for the Future has taken on the gargantuan task of fighting back against the NSA.
Fight for the Future launched a global internet campaign called ‘Reset the Net’ and is offering free downloadable ‘privacy pack’ software on their website, as well as simple tips to help ordinary citizens encrypt their data. Calling their action a ‘massive electronic Thunderclap,’ Reset the Net has garnered the support of groups like Google, Reddit, Mozilla, Amnesty International, Greenpeace and the ACLU which displayed the Reset the Net splash page on their websites. Google has been especially supportive of the group’s efforts, announcing a new end-to-end encryption program to better secure emails.
GUEST: Katitza Rodriguez, International Rights Director with the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Visit www.eff.org for more information.