Today, Celly joins a broad coalition of activist groups, companies, and online platforms in a call to pressure lawmakers to end mass surveillance — of both Americans and the citizens of the whole world. We believe in empowering you to build and organize your own social network, and only an open and free Internet can ensure that goal is realized. We encourage you to write or call your legislator and ask them to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act, and enact protections for non-Americans.
In 2013, I spent a number of months organizing and mentoring groups of individuals about how to stay safe online I did this because there was a demand from students, journalists, and others to keep their private communications private. Activists organizing sit-ins, teachers talking to parents, and friends chatting with each other all deserve the opportunity to communicate without the fear that someone is listening. Unfortunately, the FISA Improvements Act would further weaken all of our rights to privacy.
Celly is dedicated to ensuring that our service is a safe and secure environment for you to use. Security experts agree, adding surveillance and backdoors make systems less secure and prone to outside threats. As a company that prides itself on not selling any information to advertisers or other third parties, the idea that your information could be taken from us without permission is frightening.
As you know, Celly is more than just an alert service. Celly provides the ability for neighborhoods to keep an eye out for crime, students to engage with teachers, and for businesses to get organized. We are so proud of all of our friends who use Celly to make the world a better place. Please help to ensure that we can continue to empower communities safely and securely.
Follow the instructions to contact your legislators, and get involved!
– Thomas Schreiber (Developer) @ubiquill
PS. I created a public group on Celly to talk about The Day We Fight Back at https://cel.ly/c/TheDayWeFightBack