Walking the Walk on Privacy

Many people grumble about government surveillance but how many do you know who have taken concrete steps to combat that surveillance?

That many. Huh.

Sounds like government surveillance has and will maintain the upper hand.

Unless, the people under surveillance organize to do something about it.

The Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) is organizing an effort to enable you, yes you, to do exactly that!

California Surveillance Sweep

From the post:

Join EFF on Saturday, April 9 for a first-of-its-kind crowdsourcing campaign to hold California law enforcement agencies accountable for their use of surveillance technologies.

Volunteers like you will help us track down the privacy and useage policies of law enforcement agencies across California and add them to our database. We’ll show you how to do it, and you can be anywhere with an Internet connection to participate.

What: California Surveillance Sweep

Date: Saturday, April 9

Time: 12 pm – 4 pm PT

Where: Anywhere (virtual participation); San Francisco (details TBD)

I bitch as much about privacy as anyone and have any number of unsound suggestions in that regard.

This effort by the EFF is a low-risk effort to hoist the surveillance state on its own laws.

Given the propensity for national law enforcement to lie I’m not betting on state and local law enforcement being any more truthful.

Still, you can’t say you haven’t exhausted all traditional remedies unless you have.

I signed up.

Are you?

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