EFF’s Game Plan for Ending Global Mass Surveillance
BY RAINEY REITMAN Jan. 26, 2015 (originally published a year ago)
(Topical outline of the plan from article. Details in link below)
Pressure technology companies to harden their systems against NSA surveillance
Create a global movement that encourages user-side encryption
Encourage the creation of secure communication tools that are easier to use
Reform Executive Order 12333
Develop guiding legal principles around surveillance and privacy with the help of scholars and legal experts worldwide
Cultivate partners worldwide who can champion surveillance reform on the local level, and offer them support and promotion
Stop NSA overreach through impact litigation and new U.S. laws
Bring transparency to surveillance laws and practices
... what can you do?
"You can join your local digital rights organization, of which there are now hundreds, in almost every nation (and if there isn't one in yours, ask us for advice on starting one).
You can pressure companies to increase your protection against government espionage and support companies that make a stand.
You can sign our petition about Executive Order 12333 and help spread the word to others.
You can use encryption to protect yourself and raise the cost of mass surveillance, and you can teach your friends and colleagues to use it too.
You can personally refuse to cooperate with surveillance and promote privacy protections inside institutions you're a part of.
You can tell your friends and colleagues the real risks we are running and how we can turn this mess around.
And whether you're in the United States or not, you can support our plan by becoming a member of EFF."