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Thor Benson: Why Wikimedia Just Might Win Its Lawsuit Over NSA Surveillance

From the article: “We believe that the NSA’s upstream surveillance has a chilling effect not only on Wikimedia’s writers and editors but on all of our plaintiffs,” Gorski said. “As a general matter, the private communications of innocent Americans don’t belong in the government’s hands, and if people know the NSA is watching, they’re going to hesitate before visiting controversial websites, before discussing controversial issues or investigating online politically sensitive questions.”

Wikimedia vs. NSA: Major Lawsuit Challenges Government Surveillance Of US Citizens

Filed in federal court in Maryland where the NSA is headquartered, the lawsuit (pdf) argues that the NSA is violating the plaintiffs’ privacy rights under the Fourth Amendment and infringing on their First Amendment rights.

Stephen Fry attacks ‘squalid’ coalition for inaction on Snowden revelations

Broadcaster denounces government response in speech at conference marking first anniversary of publication of NSA files Mark Townsend and Kevin Rawlinson  The Guardian/  The Observer  Saturday 7 June 2014 Link to video: Stephen Fry on surveillance: there is something squalid and rancid about being spied on Stephen Fry has denounced the government’s failure to act over the mass surveillance programme revealed […]

English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout worldwide on January 18th

English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout To: English Wikipedia Readers and Community From: Sue Gardner, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Date: January 16, 2012 Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout […]