"What Can't we do?"...this is what they are bragging as I type a new blog description for my blog. They are extremists and are bragging HERE AT U-C-L-A "we can get away with anything." What CAN't they DO???? their words!
October 22, 2013
Project Megaphone: Fight Surveillance With 9 Lines of Code, 17 Oct 2013
Project Megaphone: Fight Surveillance With 9 Lines of Code
17 Oct 2013
Own a website? We need your help.
Mass surveillance is a threat to the Internet. The NSA's programs threaten our ability to communicate and conduct transactions privately online. This is a critical moment: If we don't convince Congress to make meaningful change while Snowden's leaks have the public's attention, we may never have another chance.
That's why we, the EFF, ACLU, Free Press, Demand Progress, and dozens of other technology policy advocates have spent the last six weeks planning a rally in DC.
We need to show Congress that passing meaningful legislation is critical.
All it takes to help is 9 lines of code. Add it to your personal blog or your company's website and our servers handle the rest. Everytime a visitor from cities nearby DC visits the site, we'll show them a banner advertising the rally.
<!--[if !(lte IE 8)]><!-->
e.src = document.location.protocol + '//d1ux67szpr7bp0.cloudfront.net/project-megaphone/widget.min.js';
var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script'); s.parentNode.insertBefore(e, s);
The code is non-blocking, and we recommend adding it before the closing </body> tag.
What the banner looks like:
See the default banner live on cdnjs (geolcation is disabled).
You can also choose from three different banner designs. Check them out on our Github repo.
Some details on when the banner is served:
The banner is only shown to users in areas within driving distance of DC.
Mobile users aren't shown the banner.
The script automatically stops serving the banners at 12pm on October 26th (the start time of the rally)
If a user closes the banner, it won't be shown to them again for 48 hours.
The servers has been load tested, feel free to add the snippet to sites with any amount of traffic.