A message from Edward Snowden on the eve of Reset the Net
My fingers are trembling a bit as I type this email — partly from exhaustion but mostly from tremendous excitement. Tomorrow we Reset the Net, and start on a path toward securing the web, and defending freedom for generations to come.
Just today, we received a very special message from Edward Snowden himself. All of us at Fight for the Future are humbled, knowing that our huge victories this year mobilizing against government surveillance would not have been possible without him risking everything to expose the abuses of the worlds’ most powerful governments.
I’m pasting Snowden’s statement in its entirety below. Please forward this email to everyone in your address book, and share this far and wide. These last few hours are critical and we need all hands on deck to push Reset the Net over the edge.
"One year ago, we learned that the internet is under surveillance, and our activities are being monitored to create permanent records of our private lives — no matter how innocent or ordinary those lives might be.
Today, we can begin the work of effectively shutting down the collection of our online communications, even if the US Congress fails to do the same. That’s why I’m asking you to join me on June 5th for Reset the Net, when people and companies all over the world will come together to implement the technological solutions that can put an end to the mass surveillance programs of any government. This is the beginning of a moment where we the people begin to protect our universal human rights with the laws of nature rather than the laws of nations.
We have the technology, and adopting encryption is the first effective step that everyone can take to end mass surveillance. That’s why I am excited for Reset the Net — it will mark the moment when we turn political expression into practical action, and protect ourselves on a large scale.
Join us on June 5th, and don’t ask for your privacy. Take it back.”
Will you stand with Edward Snowden, Fight for the Future, and the largest websites on the Internet to help Reset the Net tomorrow, June 5th?
Please help spread the word by sharing the page on social media:
Stay tuned for one more email from us tomorrow encouraging everyone to download the tools in the Reset the Net Privacy Pack! Check it out now if you want: http://pack.resetthenet.org
Thanks for all you’ve done to make this possible.
“See” you tomorrow when we Reset the Net.
-Evan, Tiffiniy, Holmes, Kevin, and the whole FFTF team
Reset the Net Updates June 4th, 2014
-For complete updates, see our press release from today here.
-Mojang, the maker of hugely popular game Minecraft, told us they’ll be running the splash screen tomorrow to promote the Reset the Net Privacy Pack!
-Namecheap has already sold thousands of SSL domains to help Reset the Net. Got a site? Switch it over now and some of the $$ goes to FFTF.
-Our Thunderclap is now reaching over 9 million people to help educate everyone about easy to use encryption tools. Click here to join with twitter, facebook, or tumblr.
-The most exciting announcements are still to come. Follow the hashtag #ResetTheNet to stay up to date.