Mozilla Begins Campaign against U.S. Government Surveillance


Here in the United States, we are very proud of our Constitution, notably the 4th amendment which is SUPPOSED TO protect citizens from unreasonable government intrusion into our private lives.

Amendment IV
(Privacy of the Person and Possessions)
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Recently, as has been revealed to the world via Edward Snowden, we have discovered that our own government has been covertly violating this amendment. Exposure of this practice has only led to lip service by our President and politicians to correct this, yet it appears to be swept under the rug and uncorrected, as the populace is distracted by royal babies and underinflated footballs.

There have been many complaints among users of other platforms, notably Android, that BlackBerry does not play well with Google services. As a BlackBerry user I find that to be a blessing. Because to me, Google and the NSA are one and the same, and putting on my tin foil hat, I believe that Google’s Android, along with an active campaign to destroy BlackBerry are all part of the machine developed to spy on the citizenry. If you think these services are your friend, think again. They are there to spy on you.

I am certainly not alone in this belief.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange equated Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people’s data. He made his remarks to BBC and Sky News.

Mozilla, the designers of the popular FireFox browser, a great spy free alternative to Google’s Chrome, has begun a campaign against this U.S. intrusion into the world’s data.

You can sign the petition HERE

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I am a long time BlackBerry user and fan. Beginning with the 7520, I have recognized the value of subtle productivity enhancements in BlackBerry devices for business communication and have never since strayed. Even when the iPhone took the market by storm, I was unimpressed, because it did nothing to help my business needs. Currently enjoying my one handed dream phone, the Classic! BB10 with a toolbelt! Today I contribute to UTB whenever I feel that I can help enlighten someone on the benefits of using BlackBerry over any other platform.