Privacy advocates kicked off a new anti-surveillance campaign in style today by floating an airship reading "Illegal Spying Below" - complete with helpful arrow - over the NSA's massive data center in Utah. Dubbed by one observer "the maiden patrol of the first anti-surveillance activist air force," the dirigible flight marked the launch of StandAgainstSpying.org, a project by Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greenpeace, the Tenth Amendment Center and 20 other diverse groups that seeks to outlaw mass surveilance, reform the FISA court that signs off on NSA activity, prohibit the NSA from undermining encryption technologies, and grade members of Congress in a national scorecard on how much they do or don't help those efforts.
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