‘Stop Watching Us’ Organizes Mass Surveillance Protest

Rally held in D.C. by public advocacy groups

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Thousands marched to the Capitol to protest NSA surveillance on Saturday, following a week of news that the U.S. had spied on leaders of 35 countries, according to a classified document leaked by Edward Snowden.

Stop Watching Us, a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy groups that wants Congress to end mass surveillance, organized the march, USA Today reports.

“No matter what they say, we’re going down the path toward tyranny,” one protester said.

Leaders in France, Italy, Spain and Brazil have protested the surveillance, and Germany is sending an intelligence team to Washington to discuss the issue.

[USA Today]

12 comments
campergeneral
campergeneral

Be sure to post pictures of the event on Facebook and tag all of your friends so they have accurate and current facial recognition data. Then when someone "likes" the photo that "like" will be entered into a database containing all of your "likes" and "shares" so they have a complete psychological profile on you and all your friends. And "share" the cute picture, religious quote, patriotic post, great recipe, so they can have a more complete network profile as well.

hypnotoad72
hypnotoad72

Symptom vs problem - define each.  


Sometimes surveillance is not a bad thing.

Sometimes we can't go back in time.


How we structure society can create or reduce people we need to create constant surveillance on.

Oh, are we a police state?

Are we all prisoners?

Are we innocent until proven guilty?

Or is it easier to do 100% 24/7 coverage and hope the people being spied on are not acting, in lieu off hiring someone trained in the law who also has a fair sense of morality?



k.kaprow
k.kaprow

Since when is a few hundred people chanting childish slogans a "mass" protest?

jc107822
jc107822

Phone and e-mail hacking are child's play compared to the "mind hacking" now going on.  See Freedom from Covert  Harassment and Surveillance's web pages.  When this kind of "spying" is on-going in untraceable format.  One cannot even prove, without psychiatric interest, that it is happening.  Thousands are reporting it.  Main stream press are avoiding reporting on the technologies being used.  That leaves victims out in the cold in every sense of the phrase.  Spying will continue using these covert means, when all other means are illegal.  We need laws to prevent spread of same, NOW!

GeorgeAdamrovich
GeorgeAdamrovich

they have been watching you for longer than you think. 

GaryRMcCray
GaryRMcCray

And they make out Snowden to be the bad guy, who do they think they are kidding.

So far it looks like Benedict Arnold and the NSA have a lot more in common than does Snowden.

SeanKD
SeanKD

Love how the lapdog media has given as short shrift to this as possible.  You (the media) have as much credibility left as this out of control government we the people are protesting - none.

hypnotoad72
hypnotoad72

@GaryRMcCray - and pretty much every country out there.  Spying is not a new hobby, exclusive to the USA, you know...

hypnotoad72
hypnotoad72

@SeanKD -   The media will put out articles for people to consume, but it's going to put out - to target markets - what is most likely going to keep the people coming back.

 Especially as nobody agrees with someone or something 100% of the time, the goal is to keep them around as close to 100% as possible.  Too many articles that might drive someone away means one less person to capitalize off of. 

So it's more like populist or capitalist media in our market society.  Oops, market economy.  Big difference... 



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