Thursday, July 04, 2013

Demonstration for Fourth Amendment, against NSA metadata snooping and for Edward Snowden held July 4 in Washington DC

There was a major demonstration July 4 at McPherson Square in Washington DC against the NSA “metadata snooping” and the government’s pursuit of leaker Edward Snowden.

I heard about it entering the Ballston Metro in Arlington VA from two women wearing demonstration shirts.  I was on the way to Smithsonian Folk Life festival first.

The speakers were quite emphatic that it is wrong for government to collect data about people’s connections through monitoring, even if “content” is not read.

At one point, the crowd recited the Fourth Amendment as a kind of responsive reading.

I like the poster about "research porn". 

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