Do Not Spy List

Move On and the Liberty Coalition have partnered to create the Do Not Spy List. Its basically a list of people who want to tell the US Federal government “…you want to keep your private information away from illegal government snooping…” I signed the list. Tell your friends by sending them the following info.

Subject: Don’t let AT&T and Verizon Spy on You

Hi,

On Thursday, May 11, 2006 USA Today reported that the National Security Agency has been collecting phone records of tens of millions of Americans. Companies like AT&T and Verizon who provide services to hundred of millions of Americans have been giving over phone records to the NSA, even though the NSA had no warrant for those records.

This is wrong so I signed on to the “Do Not Spy” list — just like the “Do Not Call” list to stop telemarketers from invading your home– except this list will tell telecoms to stay out of our private records. You can sign up for it here:

http://www.donotspylist.com

Thanks!

Context
On Thursday, May 11, 2006 USA Today reported that the National Security Agency has been collecting phone records of tens of millions of Americans. Companies like AT&T and Verizon, have turned over millions phone records to the NSA, even though the NSA had no warrant for those records.

Sources
1. “NSA has massive database of Americans’ phone calls” USA Today, May 11,
2006 [usatoday.com]

“BellSouth denies giving call data to the NSA” Reuters, May 15, 2006
[moveon.org]

2. “Questions and answers about the NSA phone record collection program”
USA Today, May 11, 2006 [moveon.org]

3. “Federal Source to ABC News: We know who you’re calling” ABC News Blog,
May 15, 2006 [blogs.abcnews.com]

4. “NSA has massive database of Americans’ phone calls” USA Today, May 11,
2006 [usatoday.com]

5. “Bush Doesn’t Confirm NSA Data Collection” Associated Press, May 11,
2005 [moveon.org]

6. “NSA has massive database of Americans’ phone calls” USA Today, May 11,
2006 [usatoday.com]

[In case you are wondering who the Liberty Coalition is…

The Liberty Coalition is both an organization and a network of partner groups. It works to help organize, support, and coordinate transpartisan public policy activities related to civil liberties and basic human rights. We work in conjunction with groups of partner organizations that are interested in preserving the Bill of Rights, personal autonomy and individual privacy.

Their website says the ACLU, Amnesty International, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are members.]