A coalition led by Reddit, Imgur, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Amnesty International are participating in an online protest called “Reset the Net” that aims to make it harder for the NSA and other local or foreign government agencies to conduct mass surveillance over the Internet.
Reset The Net is calling on mobile apps makers and website developers to implement tighter security measures. It is hoping to convince people behind popular websites and apps to adopt security tools like Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). The campaign, which goes live on June 5, also aims to spread the “Reset The Net” splash screen across the Internet as a sign of protest.
“The NSA is exploiting weak links in Internet security to spy on the entire world, twisting the Internet we love into something it was never meant to be: a panopticon,” the campaign’s website read.
“We can’t stop targeted attacks, but we can stop mass surveillance, by building proven security into the everyday Internet.”