“Stop the surveillance! Restore the fourth amendment!”
It’s the largest online protest since SOPA. And perhaps an even larger offline protest, as protestors galvanized by the Restore the Fourth movement are using Independence Day to demand their government stop spying on them. The NSA’s PRISM online surveillance program was revealed NSA contractor Edward Snowden just weeks ago, which said that U.S. companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were sharing private data with the NSA about Americans and foreigners.
In a loosely coordinated campaign, the Internet Defense League is calling on netizens everywhere to Fight For The Future, along with organizations such as Reddit, Mozilla, 4Chan, the ACLU, the EFF, search engine DuckDuckGo, political advocacy group MoveOn, internet humor site Cheezeburger, and many more. At the same time, the Restore the Fourth movement initially started on Reddit is quarterbacking protests in over 100 American cities, including New York, L.A., San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Memphis, and Miami, plus international cities such as London and Munich.