A host of some of the biggest names in tech; including Reddit, Mozilla and Wordpress, have lent their backing to a series of mass protests planned to take place across the US on Thursday against US surveillance policy.
The Restore the Fourth Amendment movement has been formed with the aim of ending ‘unconstitutional surveillance’ and plans over 100 separate events nationwide.
Many websites will also get on the act by displaying message of support on the day on a separate action coordinated by the Internet Defence League.
Firefox publisher Mozilla is one of the lead businesses in the campaign, launching a petition calling for full disclosure of the extent of US spying which has now been signed by over half a million people.
It follows growing concern in the States over the prevalence of State snooping, brought to a jead by a recent apology from National Intelligence director James Clapper for giving a ‘clearly erroneous’ answer to the Senate intelligence committee asserting that the NSA had no policy of gathering data on millions of US citizens.