I received the following e-mail today from the FFTF team, bearing the title ‘Reset the Net today’. I will quote the contents of this e-mail below:
Today is the day. The largest websites on the Internet have joined us, and we’re literally blocking dragnet government surveillance on a significant portion of the web. Now it’s your turn. If we do this right, it could be the biggest thing we’ve ever done together.
No more waiting. It’s time for each and every one of us to take the first step toward a better Internet and a better world. Politicians won’t protect our privacy. It’s up to us.
Protect yourself now — get the Reset the Net privacy pack for your computer, accounts, phones, more: https://pack.resetthenet.org
Privacy isn’t about whether we have something to hide, it’s about our ability to be ourselves. It’s about whether or not we want to live in a world with freedom of speech. It’s about whether or not we care about the future of democracy in the world.
Privacy also isn’t only for tech geeks and geniuses. The free, open source apps that we’re suggesting in the Reset the Net privacy pack are easy enough for everyone to use. Heck, send them to your technically challenged parents. The more of us that use these tools the safer we all are, not only from the NSA, but from any government, company, or bad actor that wants to invade our privacy.
Today we begin the largest collective effort in human history to secure the Internet and directly interfere with dragnet spying. Reset the Net is not a single day of action — it’s a coordinated, long term effort that will actually work. It’s already workin g. Just today the pressure we’ve created pushed major sites like WordPress, Tumblr, Dropbox, Twitter, and Mozilla to take real, meaningful steps that will make suspicionless spying much tougher.
But this isn’t about them. It’s about all of us. Today is our day. It’s a day we can feel proud to be internet users, and a day that governments and companies won’t soon forget.
And, it’s only the beginning.
For the Internet,
-Evan, Tiffiniy, Holmes, and the whole FFTF team
P.S. Remember how we kicked some serious but on net neutrality? Fight for the Future is leading the charge to keep the Internet free, but we can’t do it without you.