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June 5: Join Fight Against Mass Surveillance: Reddit, Greenpeace, Amnesty Unite In Anti-NSA Hit Campaign

By Countercurrents

03 June, 2014

Fight against mass surveillance is gaining strength. People across the world are invited to join the fight. It's a fight for democracy, fight for freedom. It starts on June 5, 2014 . It's #ResetTheNet campaign.

About 200 websites have joined the #ResetTheNet campaign, urging internet users, developers and content providers to use “NSA-resistant” software, and tools to protect the global net against intrusive government surveillance.

Media reports said:

Opponents of mass government surveillance are braced for the June-5 campaign for a free and secure internet. A number of the world's largest websites and rights organizations will be at the forefront in the struggle. They include internet giants like Reddit, Imgur and Boing Boing, Amnesty International and Greenpeace. Individual pages also join the fight. They will place an internet “splash screen” (please, see below) on June 5, 2014 in support of the campaign.

A massive electronic ‘Thunderclap' is planned for the first anniversary of Snowden's revelations.

The screen will give tips on ensuring web privacy, and simply by submitting an email on the campaign's website, users can download a “privacy pack of free software tools that make end-to-end encryption easy.”

It says:

Don't ask for your privacy. Take it back.

"On June 5, I will take strong steps to protect my freedom from government mass surveillance. I expect the services I use to do the same."

Fight for the Future and Center for Rights will contact you about future campaigns. Privacy Policy

How to #ResetTheNet

The problem

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.

The solution

We can't stop targeted attacks, but we *can* stop mass surveillance, by building proven security into the everyday Internet.

The plan

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.

What you can do, right now!


Pledge to add SSL, HSTS & PFS protection this year; it matters! Then, on June 5th, run the splash screen to promote free software for end-to-end encryption . Already rocking SSL & HSTS? Consider approaches to end-to-end crypto.


Mobile apps

If your app talks to a server, use SSL & cert pinning , and make sure all third party code like ads & analytics does too. If it's a messaging app, consider end-to-end encryption. Then on June 5th, send a push notification to promote a mobile privacy pack .


All of us

Pledge to try & share NSA-resistant privacy tools on June 5th, and join the Thunderclap to protest on social media. In the meantime, join the #ResetTheNet Twitter brigade & help get more sites to join in.


Wherever you are, whatever you do, there are concrete ways to win huge victories for privacy, right now.

More Ways to Participate



Fight for the Future initiated the Reset the Net campaign to block mass surveillance with encryption.

reddit is running free ads to promote privacy tools and encouraging redditors to use encryption.

CREDO Mobile is helping Reset the Net by encouraging customers & members to get privacy tools June 5.

Namecheap will be offering a major discount on SSL domains and contributing part of the proceeds!

imgur is promoting the Reset the Net privacy pack to their users on June 5th.

DuckDuckGo protects privacy daily and will help promote ResetTheNet encryption tools on June 5th.

Private Internet Access is a no-log VPN and backer of #ResetTheNet. They are launching a video June 5

BoingBoing will be adding SSL by default to protect readers privacy, and promote the privacy pack!


Add your website, company, or app.

How you participate is up to you, but be ambitious! Sites: promise to add HTTPS, HSTS, and PFS this year. Mobile apps: add SSL & cert pinning , including for third party code like ad networks and analytics. Large companies should follow the Encrypt all the Things Data Security Action Plan . Everyone else: promote the privacy pack on June 5th to spread privacy tools!

https://fightforthefuture.github.io/reset-the-net-form to view the form directly.

It's a project of Fight for the Future . No copyright intended.



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