Edward Snowden issued this statement via his attorney in support of Reset the Net:
"One year ago, we learned that the internet is under surveillance, and our activities are being monitored to create permanent records of our private lives — no matter how innocent or ordinary those lives…
If we can get the Internet’s most popular websites and apps to step up security, the NSA is in serious trouble. Especially if we can get them to add end-to-end encryption.
We’ve got to start somewhere. Here’s a list of tweets with a a few things major companies should totally do as soon as they can to protect our privacy. Who knows? To limit the damage the NSA has done to their reputations, they might listen.
For many of us, communicating, reading, working, and socializing on the Internet starts and ends with the web. So, any push to end mass surveillance must start there.
HTTPS, HSTS, and PFS (perfect forward secrecy) are powerful tools that make mass spying much more difficult. Until websites use them, we’re sunk: agencies like the NSA can spy on everything. Once they’re ubiquitous, mass surveillance is much harder and more precarious—even if you’re the NSA.
Here’s how sites can do their part to end mass surveillance, what it gets us, and why it matters so much to Reset the Net and the overall fight.