Snowden Supports Reset the Net

Reset the Net is just around the corner.  You can expect to see a number of very large tech companies and popular sites helping lead the way to raise awareness of the steps we can all take to reduce the governments ability to spy on our online activities.

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden released a statement in support of Reset the Net through his attorney earlier today:

One year ago, we learned that the internet is under surveillance, and our activities are being monitored to create permanent records of our private lives — no matter how innocent or ordinary those lives might be.

Today, we can begin the work of effectively shutting down the collection of our online communications, even if the US Congress fails to do the same. That’s why I’m asking you to join me on June 5th for Reset the Net, when people and companies all over the world will come together to implement the technological solutions that can put an end to the mass surveillance programs of any government. This is the beginning of a moment where we the people begin to protect our universal human rights with the laws of nature rather than the laws of nations.

We have the technology, and adopting encryption is the first effective step that everyone can take to end mass surveillance. That’s why I am excited for Reset the Net — it will mark the moment when we turn political expression into practical action, and protect ourselves on a large scale.

Join us on June 5th, and don’t ask for your privacy. Take it back.

-Edward Snowden

Please join us in recognizing the companies who are standing up in support of Reset the Net on June 5th.  The message is important and their willingness to support such an important cause is worth remembering.  Here are just a few VPN providers and other technology companies participating in Reset the Net:

Private Internet Access

IPVanish

Hide My Ass

PureVPN

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Google

DuckDuckGo

Reddit

BoingBoing

Mozilla

and many, many more.

As Mr. Snowden said “Don’t ask for your privacy, take it back”.