Is the government spying on you? Want to do something about it? Right, bet you do. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has a number of solutions for you. Since 1990 (when it was founded as a non-profit organization), the EFF has being fighting to defend your digital rights. This week, the EFF launched a campaign designed to “educate the American public about the law and technology of government surveillance in the United States, providing the information and tools necessary to evaluate the threat of surveillance and take appropriate steps to defend against it.”
Dubbed the Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD), the campaign aims to:
.. answer two main questions: What can the government legally do to spy on your computer data and communications? And what can you legally do to protect yourself against such spying?
Answer to these questions will revolve around the following three areas of (your) data:
- Data stored on your computer
- Data on the wire
- information about you stored by third parties
This is a campaign that involves your active participation, since it’s really about you. Details about SSD and steps you can take to protect your digital rights is available on the Surveillance Self-Defense website.