Internet browser Mozilla is urging its users to sign a petition to Congress to stop blanket monitoring of Americans by the National Security Agency, saying “security and privacy are not optional.”
A link on the Mozilla Firefox homepage asks users to “stand with a broad coalition to demand that the NSA stop watching us.”
Stopwatching.us has gathered more than a quarter of a million signatures, including the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute and the conservative FreedomWorks and Restore America’s Voice.
Most of the selected signatories on the page are from more liberal groups, such as the Daily Kos, MoveOn.org, Green Peace, and Occupy Wall Street NYC.
Though there is a section for members of Congress who have signed the petition, none are listed as having done so.
“The revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance apparatus, if true, represent a stunning abuse of our basic rights,” the website says. “We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs.”
Mozilla Petition Asks NSA to ‘Stop Watching Us’
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