Friends: Please see this urgent email I just received from Demand Progress.
The revelations of spying on telephone customers are extraordinary --
but it gets even worse. The government is spying, in real time, on
rank-and-file Internet users. From the Guardian:
The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems
of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to
a top secret document obtained by the Guardian.
The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called
PRISM, which allows officials to collect material including search
history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats, the
CLick here to call for investigation of this massive surveillance
Let's put it plainly: It has been conclusively demonstrated that the
government is spying on millions of Americans, without meaningful
oversight, and without the assent of the very people -- all of us --
whom our government is supposed to represent.
Click here to call for an investigation and hold the federal
government accountable: http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/nsa_internet/?referring_akid=.45919.DIgdOG...
The top secret document obtained by the Guardian also lists Microsoft,
Yahoo, YouTube, Skype, and AOL as providers of user data to the NSA's
Those who have defended the government's enhanced cyber serveillance
powers in the past argued that the NSA would have to get the consent
of internet companies to obtain electronic communications -- but PRISM
totally circumvents that, by giving the NSA direct access to the
Click here to condemn this enormous violation of our rights and demand
an investigation: http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/nsa_internet/?referring_akid=.45919.DIgdOG...
All this effectively means anything we do on the internet can be (and
has been) monitored by the federal government.
We must not lie down as the NSA and the federal government eviscerate
our privacy rights, invading and surveilling our every move.
Click here to join the fight: http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/nsa_internet/?referring_akid=.45919.DIgdOG...