The Day We Fight Back on 11/02

In January 2012 the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation evoked the largest Internet protest in history. Today we face a different threat, one that undermines the Internet, and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance.

That is why 11 february 2014 has been announced as the The Day We Fight Back, that should have the same impact as the SOPA Blackout Day. The initiative is also meant to commemorate Aaron Swartz. If Aaron were alive, he'd be on the front lines, fighting against a world in which governments observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action.

The call from a large group of Internet freedom activists is as follows:

Dear users of the Internet,

In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. A year ago this month one of that movement’s leaders, Aaron Swartz, tragically passed away.

Today we face a different threat, one that undermines the Internet, and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance.

If Aaron were alive, he’d be on the front lines, fighting against a world in which governments observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action.

Now, on the eve of the anniversary of Aaron’s passing, and in celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA that he helped make possible, we are announcing a day of protest against mass surveillance, to take place this February 11th.

More information can be found at the website of The Day We Fight Back.

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