Protests

Uh Oh, NSA: People Are Protesting Online and IRL Today

Two weeks ago, we called your attention to the forthcoming “Day We Fight Back,” an Internet movement designed to fight back against the NSA’s data collection program. Guess what? The day is finally here. Watch out, government.

Today, as planned, dozens of participating websites like Upworthy and Piwik are posting banners on their home pages, encouraging viewers to call up and email their local legislators and complain about the NSA. Read More

Planet Google

Thousands of Muslims Protest Anti-Muslim Film Outside Google’s London H.Q.

Still from a trailer for Innocence of Muslims

Muslims protested at Google headquarters in London on Sunday, expressing outrage over the search giant’s refusal to remove Innocence of Muslims from YouTube.

One of the men behind the event, Masoud Alam, told the Telegraph that there will be more protests “at the offices of Google and YouTube across the world.” Muslims wish to ban the film, said Mr. Alam, because it is an “insult of the Prophet.”

Some in attendance on Sunday said they want to expand their protests: Read More

Clicktivism

98 M. Women on Facebook, 20 Showed Up for This Protest

(Photo: Twitter.com/ShelbyKnox)

From these Forbes photos from the scene, it looks like perhaps two dozen women and a few good men showed up at Facebook’s Manhattan headquarters yesterday to protest the lack of women on the social network’s board. “Women and Facebook: 58% of Users. 0 Board Members,” read one sign.

The group was turned away. “The handful of protesters that gathered in front of Facebook’s office on Madison Avenue at noon was disappointed when the company refused to accept a petition signed by 53,000 users asking the company to include women on its board of directors,” writes Social Times.

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t even accept meetings with the titans of Wall Street begging to sell his stock for obscene amounts of dollars. As Grandma would say: Bless their hearts. At least it went better than the Apple store protest.