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10 Jan, 2014

‘The Day We Fight Back’ protest announced

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On the first anniversary of Swartz’s death, digital rights organisations, media companies and other stakeholders including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress, Reddit, BoingBoing and Mozilla team up to launch a day against mass surveillance. The Day We Fight Back will take place on 11 February, 2014. It comes two years after “censorship legislation” Sopa and Pipa were defeated following mass digital protest. Participants are asked to create memes, change profile pictures and organize on Reddit. Executive director of campaign group Demand Progress David Segal said:

Today the greatest threat to a free internet, and broader free society, is the National Security Agency’s mass spying regime. If Aaron were alive he’d be on the front lines, fighting back against these practices that undermine our ability to engage with each other as genuinely free human beings.

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