Websites show support of July 4 protests against surveillance
Reuters: Websites such as Reddit, Mozilla and Boing Boing are supporting “Restore the Fourth” protests against U.S. government surveillance of internet activity.
The home page of the website Boing Boing, for example, displayed the following message to the NSA: “Happy 4th of July! Immediately stop your unconstitutional spying on the world’s internet users — The People.”
The protest comes as the United States celebrates its Independence Day holiday.
By early afternoon, crowds of more than 400 had gathered in New York City and Washington, D.C., the organizers said. They estimate the total turnout will be more than 10,000 nationwide.
Photo: An illustration picture shows the logo of the U.S. National Security Agency on the display of an iPhone in Berlin, June 7, 2013. (Pawel Kopczynski / Reuters)