“The Internet is integrated into every part of our lives—what we allow to happen with our data will shape the future of our society,” the website states. “We're now on the brink of making big decisions about the kinds of power governments and monopolies have to use this data against our own interests. We have to draw the line in the sand now.”
The activists intend for the ratings guide to help people in “deciding how to vote and whom to fund” in elections. The campaign also brings into view controversial draft laws that Congress seeks to pass, urging internet users to vote with an eye on those initiatives.
The activist website also allows Americans to say “no” to McCain’s surveillance proposal by providing contact information enabling citizens to call senators prior to the bill’s vote.fell short of implementing a bill that advocate groups dubbed as "one of the most frightening and invasive" surveillance tactics available to the FBI, granting the agency power to use National Security Letters (NSLs) to access electronic communication transaction records (ECTR), including a person’s location, content of emails and browsing history. Under the bill, the agency could also require letter recipients to keep silent about their receipt of an NSL.
The former NSA contractor Edward Snowdenhas spoken in favor of the campaign in his Twitter account, prompting his followers calling to senators before the bill is passed.
Drama: Law to monitor your online activities fails by ONE VOTE. Senate Leader plans a do-over to force it through. https://t.co/SGEbqrfB81— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) 22 июня 2016 г.
ALERT: Senate will vote again TODAY to warrantlessly monitor your web activities. To stop it, call them right now: https://t.co/rmYPLWwr9u— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) 22 июня 2016 г.
The US Senate will vote on the bill again later this week.