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February 23rd Nationwide Protests to Protect Individual Privacy From FBI and Government

We’re NOT protesting Apple, they are fighting back against this too. We’re protesting the government’s dangerous attempt to undermine our security by demanding a backdoor.- Below

The government is searching for an easy way to access and monitor all of us with iPhones. I’ve always been an Apple supporter; now more than ever for not simply selling us out and making a new OS with a backdoor for the FBI. They at least are resisting.

The AP states:

“Apple is fighting the court order issued in the case, arguing that the special software sought by the FBI could be used to break into millions of other iPhones. The FBI contends Apple is exaggerating the security risks of complying with the court order in a marketing ploy aimed at selling more iPhones.

Fight for the Future believes Apple’s concerns are warranted and is hoping the protests will persuade the Obama administration to take a stand against the way the FBI is trying to break into Farook’s iPhone, said Evan Greer, the group’s campaign director.”

 

Of course the Government thus far is supporting the FBI’s attack on the people and Apple. And the abusive, brutal and cruel NYPD has said the encryption Apple uses is, “A Gift From God to Criminals”….

That all by itself should be a huge red flag to all of us. Our privacy is at risk of being further invaded and violated. Join me and Apple at protesting the government! (See Links Below)

And from another article:

This is a huge.

“This is really dangerous. The FBI just got a judge to order Apple to build a software “backdoor” to help them hack into an iPhone. They’ve been wanting to do this for years, but now they’re exploiting the tragedy in San Bernardino, CA to push their agenda to weaken the security of all of our phones to enable more government surveillance.

Our basic safety and security is at stake! On Tuesday, February 23rd we will gather at Apple stores nationwide with two simple messages: “Don’t Break Our Phones!” and “Secure Phones Save Lives!”

We’re not protesting Apple, they are fighting back against this too. We’re protesting the government’s dangerous attempt to undermine our security by demanding a backdoor.

Scroll to the bottom of this event for a list of organized protests (coming soon), or simply show up at the most central Apple store in your town at 5:30pm. Check back soon for a simple tool that will allow you to turn your iPhone, tablet, or laptop into a protest sign you can bring to these events.

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT:

Breaking the security features of our iPhones won’t just hurt our privacy, it puts all of our safety at risk. Once a backdoor is built, it won’t just be used by governments or law enforcement. It will enable malicious hackers, foreign governments, terrorists, thieves and stalkers to use our data against us.

What the FBI is doing is dangerous, but it’s also illegal. Apple has a right to offer customers secure devices that protect our most sensitive information. According to the ACLU, forcing Apple to hack their own customers is unconstitutional and will undermine our privacy and safety without improving national security.

So far, Apple is vowing to fight this unlawful and reckless demand by the government, but we need to show them that they’re not standing alone. Join us at one of these important events to stand up for everyone’s safety.”

Above Excerpt Found Here

National Facebook Events

AP Article

Write a Thank You for delivery to hero Edward #Snowden

The very least we can do! Please write a thank you note or simply add your name to the list of those thanking this real hero. The thank you notes & signatures will be delivered to the brave whistleblower, Edward Snowden.

Also on the link is information and the following video I thought I’d include as well.

After all he sacrificed for truth and the people, this is the least any of us can do… Please remind him how greatly appreciated & needed he is!

Link to sign or write your thanks is here.

City Approves Money For Drone to be Used on American’s in NC

In North Carolina the Monroe City Council has approved $44,000.00 for the Police Department to use to fund a 3 foot long, 2.5 pound drone to fly around the community when the cops “need” it. Such cases of need would be for so called “drug raids” and things of the like; not to spy on every day “law-abiding citizens” – so they claim. The government doesn’t have a track record of being honest, especially when it comes to spying on its own people. Police and the council alike agree they can see where the “concern” for abuse comes from, both shaking it off with a simple, “it is for community safety” response.

One council member, Margaret Desio, stated:

“We’ll have a lot of citizens say, ‘I don’t want that thing flying over my neighborhood,’ and I agree with them 100%. … It speaks of Big Brother watching you…. If it’s flying, there better be a damn good reason it’s in the air.”

The ACLU has filed public records requests for the use of the drone and other military devices now being implemented in American towns and cities. If anyone believes the government will actually not spy on “law abiding citizens” – hell, even drug “users” should not be singled out by this! It is a violation of privacy. I see no way it offers a safer society; in my opinion, it offers a more 1984 style society. The past shows us that, if you look back through the CIA during and after the Cold War it is obvious trusting them to watch over us with good intent is a joke. This news shouldn’t shock anyone, and will only spread through-out America if people do not begin to wake up.