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This type of blanket data collection by the government strikes at bedrock American values of freedom and privacy. This dragnet surveillance violates the First and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, which protect citizens' right to speak and associate anonymously, guard against unreasonable searches and seizures, and protect their right to privacy. We are calling on Congress to take immediate action to halt this surveillance and provide a full public accounting of the NSA's and the FBI's data collection programs. We call on Congress to immediately and publicly: Enact reform this Congress to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, the state secrets privilege, and the FISA Amendments Act to make clear that blanket surveillance of the Internet activity and phone records of any person residing in the U.S. is prohibited by law and that violations can be reviewed in adversarial proceedings before a public court; Create a special committee to investigate, report, and reveal to the public the extent of this domestic spying. This committee should create specific recommendations for legal and regulatory reform to end unconstitutional surveillance; Hold accountable those public officials who are found to be responsible for this unconstitutional surveillance.
The Stop Watching Us petition and open letter asks Congress to issue a public report on domestic surveillance activity and enact legislation to prevent authorities from performing wide-scale surveillance and monitoring of user activity and activity logs. Backers of the group include civil rights and user privacy groups as well as the World Wide Web Foundation and Mozilla. The petition cites the recent high-profile data disclosures on NSA activities. A first leak reported on the existence of PRISM, a massive data archive that logged activity from multiple service providers including Google, Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo.
Privacy-conscious fans of Pink Floyd may never use the internet in the same way again. A new Firefox add-on, dubbed Dark Side of the Prism, automatically plays tracks from the seminal 1973 album whenever a user visits sites, such as Google or Facebook, embroiled in the scandal over the National Security Agency's (NSA) snooping programme. For example, users visiting Guardiannews.com would not hear any beguiling psychedelic rock. But those surfing Bing, Google, Facebook or Yahoo would be served up a healthy dose of Floyd noise. The idea – according to its creator, 28-year-old developer and artist Justin Blinder – was to "create some sort of ambient notification that you are on a site that is being surveiled by the NSA."
Originally posted by watchitburn
reply to post by kdog1982
That could be fun.
Would it be possible to create some type of misdirection mirror to make the surveillance mechanism think you are looking at something else?
Say I'm on ATS and it would show the NSA that I am looking at cat videos on YouTube. Is that even possible?