Hi Stephen,

Why not include people who are working on software based solutions instead of just lobbying such as dnschain from http://okturtles.com ?

James Salsman

On Apr 30, 2014 8:30 AM, "Stephen LaPorte" <slaporte@wikimedia.org> wrote:
Hello all,

We are considering joining the following coalitions which seek to protect free expression and privacy by opposing mass surveillance, and we would like to get your input. The Wikimedia community raised concerns with PRISM and other mass surveillance programs during a discussion on the topic in July 2013,[0] as well as in our recent consultation on our revised privacy policy.[1] After these discussions, we looked for opportunities to take a stance on mass surveillance that was consistent with our movement's mission and values, and is more global in nature. We believe the following two coalitions may meet these criteria:

Necessary and Proportionate (https://necessaryandproportionate.org) - a set of principles on mass surveillance, based on international human rights obligations.

Reform Government Surveillance (https://reformgovernmentsurveillance.com) - a call for global government surveillance reform, focusing on transparency and appropriate limitations.

We would like to join like-minded organizations and ask for reform on the current state of mass surveillance. Privacy and free expression are essential components of our mission to disseminate free educational content. Your input on joining these coalitions would be greatly appreciated.

0. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:PRISM

1. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Privacy_policy

Stephen LaPorte
Legal Counsel
Wikimedia Foundation

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