|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [Hangout - NYLXS] SNoden and the EFF
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Snowden: "We Can Fix a Broken System"
By Root User
December 26, 2020
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in black and white
Below is a message from whistleblower Edward Snowden. His revelations
about secret surveillance programs opened the world’s eyes to a new
level of government misconduct, and reinvigorated EFF’s continuing work
in the courts and with lawmakers to end unlawful mass spying.
EFF is grateful to Ed for his support in our court cases, and to people
like you for sustaining EFF during our Year-End Challenge membership
drive. Your help is essential to pushing back the tide of unchecked
Seven years ago I did something that would change my life and alter the
world’s relationship to surveillance forever.
When journalists revealed the truth about state deception and illegal
conduct against citizens, it was human rights and civil liberties groups
like EFF—backed by people around the world just like you—that seized the
opportunity to hold authority to account.
Surveillance quiets resistance and takes away our choices. It robs us of
private space, eroding our dignity and the things that make us human.
When you’re secure from the spectre of judgement, you have room to
think, to feel, and to make mistakes as your authentic self. That’s
where you test your notions of what’s right. That’s when you question
the things that are wrong.
By sounding the alarm and shining a light on mass surveillance, we force
governments around the world to confront their wrongdoing.
Slowly, but surely, grassroots work is changing the future. Laws like
the USA Freedom Act have just begun to rein in excesses of government
surveillance. Network operators and engineers are triumphantly
“encrypting all the things” to harden the Internet against spying.
Policymakers began holding digital privacy up to the light of human
rights law. And we’re all beginning to understand the power of our
This is how we can fix a broken system. But it only works with your help.
For 30 years, EFF members have joined forces to ensure that technology
supports freedom, justice, and innovation for all people. It takes
unique expertise in the courts, with policymakers, and on technology to
fight digital authoritarianism, and thankfully EFF brings all of those
skills to the fight. EFF relies on participation from you to keep
pushing the digital rights movement forward.
Each of us plays a crucial role in advancing democracy for ourselves,
our neighbors, and our children. I hope you’ll answer the call by
joining EFF to build a better digital future together.
So many immigrant groups have swept through our town
that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological
proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
Being so tracked is for FARM ANIMALS and extermination camps,
but incompatible with living as a free human being. -RI Safir 2013
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