NSA Protest 'Reset The Net' Planned For June 5 With Support Of Reddit, Amnesty International, Imgur And More [VIDEO]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Jun 03, 2014 12:16 PM EDT
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A campaign called "Reset The Net" is being run to support the protection of real internet privacy following the Edward Snowden leaks that revealed secret information collection carried out by the NSA.

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The campaign, focused on a June 5 day of action, has the support of major organizations such as Reddit, Imgur, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and more. It will aim to protest the NSA with a series of actions, mainly serving as motivation to web and mobile developers to integrate increased security measures into their sites, such as SSL and HSTS. The Reset The Net website explains the group's goal, and the plan it's using to achieve it:

"The NSA is exploiting weak links in Internet security to spy on the entire world, twisting the Internet we love into something it was never meant to be: a panopticon. We can't stop targeted attacks, but we can stop mass surveillance, by building proven security into the everyday Internet.

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"First, get hundreds of sites & apps to add proven security (like SSL). Then on June 5, we'll run a splash screen everywhere to spread NSA-resistant privacy tools."

You can follow the links in their explanation to understand more about the web protection technology, and see the splash screen code if you want to use it on your website or app. You can take the pledge and submit what you will do to add to the campaign, organized by Fight The Future, and better protect internet users with your own services.

If you don't have a website or app to push, you can support Reset The Net on social media with a pre-made tweet that shares both awareness and privacy protection tools. The participating websites and organizations will be running various similar promotions on June 5. You can watch the video below and visit the website for more information.

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