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Activists Plan Online Protest Against NSA Surveillance Tuesday

"The Day We Fight Back"

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On Tuesday, a little more than two years after the "blackout" in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), Internet freedom activists are officially "planning a day of protest against mass surveillance" aimed at the National Security Agency.

In a movement called "The Day We Fight Back," thousands of websites will host a banner urging people to call Congress in opposition to the FISA Improvements Act, which was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee and its chairman, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.). The ACLU called the act "a dream come true for the NSA" that would "codify the NSA's unconstitutional call-records program and allow bulk collection of location data from mobile phone users."

Feinstein, however, defended the bill when it was originally approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee in October.

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  1. Supposedly Google supports this. Really? Google is the worst violator of individual privacy that has ever existed. Once again, they are trying to act like they are this cool, hipster “don’t be evil” company by leaching onto an apparently legitimate cause. Don’t be fooled by this. Google is much worse than the NSA. I recommend these Google alternatives: DuckDuckGo, Ravetree, and HushMail. Seriously, it’s insulting that Google acts like they support this.

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