International Day of Privacy / #OpBigBrother Protest


February 24, 2013 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am
United Nations Plaza
1150 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

“The current society, stuck between economic crisis and over consumption, is gradually invaded by the technologies of surveillance.

This diffuse invasion insinuates itself into our daily life : the social networks or the connected objects are the most blatant examples. Facebook, the most popular social network, analyzes the information, the links and the photos posted by its members to adapt advertisements for the users. “Smartphones” are of fabulous tools : we receive the advertisements of the store near which we pass, we take a photo during the last barbecue between friends and we post it on the Internet with the localization of the event, or we obtain real time maps to have a walk…

In our cities, we cross every day more and more numerous cameras. In purposes of ” video protection ” of the citizens, we are filmed many times a day.

“INDECT-FP7, Trapwire, CleanIT, SOPA, PIPA, CETA… Many acronyms make regularly their appearance. Behind these terms are hidden systems of control and surveillance of the citizens. The inspection of the contents to reveal forgeries in certain cases; the analysis of the communications detecting possible terrorist activities on others; using a global system re-cutting the available data on the Internet (social networks, blogs, chats) with the pictures from cameras of video surveillance, from governmental databases, or from banking data (etc.).

“February the 23rd will take place the first International Day for Privacy #IDP13.

“We are Anonymous
We are Legion
We do not forget
We do not forgive
Expect us !”

Via IndyBay

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