The US Government has turned the Internet into something it was never intended to be: a system for spying on us in our most private moments. By tapping Internet cables, undermining security standards, and getting our data from companies in secret, the National Security Agency has built the largest surveillance apparatus in history and is collecting information on most Internet users.
Ad agencies mine info on our individual vulnerabilities to coerce consumer and political decisions, without our knowledge. Companies leak out our information, violate their own privacy agreements and still are offered immunity for sharing our customer data with the NSA. The government and police use counterterrorism resources to spy on our peaceful political protests. People get longer jail time depending on the zip code they live in, even for the same offense. And just imagine what else is happening without our knowledge.
The Internet is integrated into every part of our lives — what we allow to happen with our data will shape the future of our society. We’re now on the brink of making big decisions about the kinds of power governments and monopolies have to use this data against our own interests. And, they’re moving fast—the US, Britain, France, Singapore, Iran, China, and more, are all moving to pass expansive surveillance laws and sweetening deals for cooperating tech companies. We have to draw the line in the sand now.
John McCain’s amendment would give the FBI the power to acquire the metadata attached to your browsing history without judicial oversight. Time is running out! Tell your Senators that warrantless mass surveillance has gone too far. Call your Senators and tell them to vote “No” on McCain Amendment 4787 to Expand Warrantless Surveillance Under the Patriot Act. Click here for more information!
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