Reddit, Mozilla to stage Fourth of July protest against NSA spying ~ The Hill

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by Jennifer Martinez
The Hill

Reddit, Mozilla and a host of other websites are planning to launch an online protest this Fourth of July against the National Security Agency’s (NSA) sweeping surveillance of telephone records and Internet traffic.

The participating sites, including 4chan and WordPress, will display anti-NSA spying messages on their home pages. They will also direct people to the site CallForFreedom.org, where supporters can donate money to help fund TV ads against the intelligence programs and press for action from lawmakers.

The Internet Defense League, a coalition of online activists and websites that banded together after the wave of protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), is organizing the anti-NSA surveillance campaign.

The group is billing the July 4th online protest as its biggest one since SOPA, and estimates that thousands of sites will participate —…

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