Reset the Net

Passivity is acceptance.

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A year ago today, we joined the world in shock on learning that governments were spying on internet users around the world. Tapping internet service providers’ undersea cables, intentionally and secretly weakening encryption products,  surreptitiously collecting everything from call metadata to photos sent over the internet by US citizens — nothing was off limits.

Just as troubling as the revelations themselves is the fact that since last summer, little if anything has changed. Despite a lot of rhetoric, our three branches of government in the United States have not made many concrete steps toward truly protecting citizens from unchecked government surveillance.

Automattic has been a strong supporter of efforts to reform government surveillance. We’ve supported reform legislation in Congress, and participated in the Day We Fight Back, earlier this year. More importantly, we aim to make our own legal processes for securing the information our users entrust to us…

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One thought on “Reset the Net

  1. Magnus Johansson

    As long as not enough people realise that world politics and especially the politics and jurisdiction of USA is heavily corrupt, and that this has to be acknowledged and real measures taken to remove it, no campaign such as Reset the Net will have any true effect. No, folks, start using your intellectual capacity — if you have any — and address the problem from the apparent top by exposing the fraud that resides in the White house, then continue down (and up!) the hierarchy. A lot of people will have to be replaced.


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