Mozilla–the makers of the popular Firefox browser and other apps–has launched a campaign against the NSA’s recently uncovered Surveillance project.
Joining with a host of other groups, Mozilla’s Stop Watching Us campaign asks that “the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs.” If you want to support the campaign, you can sign a letter to U.S. Congress at this link. Check it out:
Technology has also been getting better at providing additional controls and transparency. Mozilla, for instance, provides tools like Do Not Track,Persona and the Collusion Add-on for Firefox, among others. However, exposures resulting from government-sponsored online surveillance are entirely separate from whether we choose to share information and what those sites say they will or will not do with our data. That’s because, at least in the US, these companies are required to respect a court order to share our information with the government, whether they like it or not.