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Help Reset The 'Net

Fight For The Future is a non-profit group that, among other things, promotes causes related to online privacy. I’m participating in one of their initiatives; Reset The Net.

The goal of Reset The Net is to raise awareness of cryptography, a tool for protectiong your online privacy. Their Privacy Pack has links to several cryptography tools you can use to help protect your online communications.

View The Privacy Pack

The massive, warrantless interception of individuals’ online data needs to stop and politicians need to hear from the public. We need to let them know that we don’t accept the loss of online privacy in the name of security.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Snowden files and how this all came to light, read No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State. You can also read articles on The Intercept, which has the following short-term goal:

...to provide a platform to report on the documents previously provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Although we are still building our infrastructure and larger vision, we are launching now because we believe we have a vital obligation to this ongoing and evolving story, to these documents, and to the public.

Our NSA coverage will be comprehensive, innovative and multi-faceted. We have a team of experienced editors and journalists devoted to the story. We will use all forms of digital media for our reporting. In addition, we will publish primary source documents on which our reporting is based. We will also invite outside experts with area knowledge to contribute to our reporting, and provide a platform for commentary and reader engagement.

Keep in mind there is some controversy surrounding Mr. Greenwald’s decision-making process on what of the documents he releases to the public and also controversy around the money-man behind The Intercept. As with everything else, keep an open mind and read from as many different sources as possible.