My friend, and super techno-geek, Jane, brought a magazine to the house and showed me an ad that had caught her attention. I thought it was interesting enough to comment on it here, at Calamity Politics. So, remember it is an advertisement, but the questions it brings up are noteworthy and in need of deeper political investigation and discussion. I will not be doing any research on the matter, and will assign that research task to my readers if they are interested. If a reader learns something interesting be sure to pass it on to us curious bystanders. To tell you the truth, I am so busy trying to keep up on the political news each day I barely have time to walk the dog.
This post was taken from an ad page by Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org/defend-users): Although an ad, I thought the issue was serious enough to bring it to the attention of my friends and readers.
“Incoming President Donald Trump made campaign promises that, if carried out, threaten the free web and the rights of millions of people. He has praised attempts to undermine digital security, supported mass surveillance, and threatened net neutrality. He (Trump) promised to identify and deport millions of your friends and neighbors, track people based on their religious beliefs, and suppress freedom of the press. And he (Trump) wants to use your servers (the technology community) to do it.”
EFF is “calling on the technology community to unite with EFF in securing our networks against this threat.
ENCRYPT: Use HTTPS and end-to-end encryption for every user transaction, communication and activity by default. DELETE: Scrub your logs. You cannot be made to surrender data you do not have. REVEAL: If you get a government request to monitor users or censor speech, tell the world. RESIST: Fight for user rights in court, on Capital Hill, and beyond. **(When you stand with users, EFF will stand with you). EFF has fought for the rights of technology creators and users for 26 years, through four different presidential administrations. As a nonpartisan nonprofit, we combine litigation, activism, and software development to defend civil liberties in the digital world.”
“Finally, The future of our democracy depends on the Internet that is free from censorship and government surveillance. Together we can ensure that technology created to connect and uplift people worldwide is not conscripted into a tool of oppression.”
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