Many companies, including some whose networks are allegedly involved, have condemned the recently revealed National Security Agency (NSA) program PRISM. Mozilla, a company that makes the popular Firefox web browser that has repeatedly taken a firm stance on Internetcensorship and surveillance, joined with a variety of activist groups and other sites to found an anti-spying coalition. StopWatching.us launched on Tuesday, with the hope of gathering millions of signatures to a petition demanding the United States government stop such massive surveillance on the Internet and hold public officials accountable for these actions.
Mozilla is not alone in taking this stance. Reddit, 4Chan, the ACLU, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Campaign for Liberty are among the 86 organizations that co-signed the letter calling upon lawmakers to halt PRISM. Mozilla has taken the step of putting a link to StopWatching.us on Firefox’s default homepage, meaning millions of their users who open their browsers will repeatedly see the link and become aware of the coalition.