StopWatching.Us: Rally Against Mass Surveillance
The StopWatching.Us rally in Washington, DC on October 26, 2013 was a huge success. Individuals, business, organizations, and people worldwide came together to stand up against NSA mass surveillance. Just a few of the notable organizations that showed up to protest were. PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THE ORGANIZATIONS BELOW, THEY DEFEND OUR DIGITAL RIGHTS EVERY DAY 24/7/365.
- EFF – Think about donating to this organization, they defend every digital right we have. If everyone donated $5.00 a month, this organization could push harder and harder to defend out rights. Help make a difference.
- TOR Project
- Private Internet Access
- Bitcoin Foundation
- Fight for the Future
The rally was a huge success. It opened millions of Americans eyes, and helped bring more light to the NSA spying.
Why we need to fight
I wrote an article a while back called “Why we need to stand up for Internet Freedom“. Everything in that article is still true. Snowden has only leaked more data since, and has brought more credibility to his name. Edward Snowden is not the only NSA whistleblower, he is one of the very few to make it on TV, Newspapers, and be looked up to as a hero to the nation. Snowden informed us about many NSA spying programs, and their newest one called PRISM. PRISM is a deadly surveillance program that is like no other.
Ways to defend your digital liberties
Many people are lost on how to defend their digital liberties. There are hundreds of simple ways. My top three are
- Use a VPN or anonymizer
- Use search engines that take privacy serious
- Support digital rights organizations – this does not always mean donating, this can be using simple such as using Mozilla FireFox, and even mentioning EFF to a friend.
Defending your digital rights is not hard, but it will be an ongoing fight. Read other articles on freedomhacker.net about your privacy, and how you can keep your data yours. We are privacy advocates, and will do anything to support our digital freedoms.