You’ve read all about Edward Snowden and his slow release of secret documents that detail the surveillance of Americans by the NSA. You’ve heard all of the gory details about NSA spying, and President Obama’s recent promises that he plans to overhaul NSA surveillance procedures.
The shocking revelations have led to a grass roots effort to fight back through a web campaign called The Day We Fight Back. You might have noticed the banner at the bottom of the TopSecretwriters web page – this was loaded this morning in support of the effort to fight back against NSA domestic spying activities.
Much of the surveillance activity is a direct or indirect result of the Patriot Act signed into legislation under President George W. Bush, but there is a major bill that Congress is considering, and the “Fight Back” campaign is seeking to get as many people as possible to call or write in to their representative leaders in support of it.
Whether the Internet protest pays off remains to be seen, but there were in fact thousands of websites across the Internet that posted the banner in support of this effort.