Tell President Obama: Mass surveillance is not the answer
As the world reels from a series of tragic terrorist attacks, the heads of the CIA and the FBI are exploiting public fears to push for more power to track our every call, Web search and movement.
CIA Director John Brennan dismissed the public outcry over unchecked government spying as "a lot of hand-wringing." FBI chief James Comey is trying to use the attacks to justify giving the government new backdoors into your mobile phones and private communications. These same officials have been lying for years about the so-called effectiveness of unchecked and unwarranted surveillance programs.1
We must grieve these terrible tragedies. But we can’t allow any expansion of the government's surveillance programs. Taking away our rights won't make us safer.
Tell the president that more spying is not the answer.
1. "Mass Surveillance Isn't the Answer to Fighting Terrorism," New York Times, Nov. 18, 2015: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/18/opinion/mass-surveillance-isnt-the-answer-to-fighting-terrorism.html
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