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.
Start your engines… here’s the list!
Hey @Amazon, add SSL everywhere to protect our privacy while we shop. #ResetTheNet
Hey @Google, require Android apps in the Play Store to add SSL w/ cert pinning, to protect privacy #ResetTheNet
Hey @Apple, you should require iPhone apps to use SSL w/ cert pinning, to protect our privacy. #ResetTheNet
Hey @Facebook, adding end-to-end encryption as an option for mobile-to-mobile chats. It’s awesome. Why not? #ResetTheNet
Hey @Mozilla and @TOR, you guys should get together and build TOR into Firefox as an option for privacy protection. #ResetTheNet
Hey @Samsung, start shipping phones with built-in Textsecure for solid private texting. #ResetTheNet
Hey @LG, start shipping phones with built-in Textsecure for solid private texting. #ResetTheNet
.@Apple should add PGP privacy to Mail for Mac & iOS. #ResetTheNet
Hey @Yahoo @Apple @Microsoft add START-TLS encryption so the NSA can’t grab all our emails.
Hey @Samsung @LG and @HTC force carriers to push security updates to the phones you sell. It’s too easy for governments to hack phones.
Have other ideas of obvious things companies should do, to not play into the NSA’s surveillance operation? Get ‘em down to 140 characters, and send them our way.