Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout Joins Today is the Day We Fight Back!

The Facts

  • The National Security Agency (NSA) "has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world." The New York Times
  • The NSA collected "almost 3 billion pieces of intelligence from US computer networks" in one month in 2013. The Guardian

  • The NSA is collecting the content and metadata of emails, web activity, chats, social networks, and everything else as part of what it calls "upstream" collection. The Washington Post 
  • The NSA "is harvesting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans." The Washington Post

  • The NSA "is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world." The Washington Post
  • The NSA "is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country." The New York Times 

    What we can do

    Congress is considering two major bills.
    We need to tell Congress to pass the USA Freedom Act and amend it to make it even stronger.

    Call or e-mail your Congress persons and Senators today!.

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