Buy Congress' Internet Data
Since Congress has made our privacy a commodity, let’s band together to buy THEIR privacy.
This GoFundMe will pay to purchase the data of Donald Trump and every Congressperson who voted for SJR34, and to make it publicly available.
PS: No, we won't "doxx" people. We will not share information that will impact the safety & security of their families (such as personal addresses). However, all other details are fair game. It says so right in the resolution that they voted to approve.
Game on, Congress.
PS: Proceeds from this campaign will be used to buy Congress’ data once it becomes available. If that is impossible for any reason or if there is a surplus from this campaign, 100% of the balance of proceeds will go to the ACLU to help them continue to fight for our privacy rights.
Don't wait for the whole $500 million. As soon as you have enough for the bill's primary author, buy their data and turn it loose. Work your way down from the top, champions and instigators to the hungry little climbers grabbing for the bottom rung. And the lobbyists for the bill. And the CEOs who hired them. And let's boycott every ISP that won't sign an enforceable pledge to keep our data private. But keep in mind: What this bill did was let them sell our privacy openly and brazenly -- and wholesale. They were already doing it under the table. The price just went down, because the racket was legalized.
Misha, I love this idea and have already made a pledge, but 500 million? Surely that's WAY more than is needed, and a goal we're unlikely to reach. Surely $500,000 would be more than enough. While I'm fine with adding to my previous donations to the ACLU, I'd really like to see this project achieve its announced purpose. So please consider adjusting the goal to a more reasonable level. Thanks again for starting this!
Misha, awesome idea and drive. Please extend the deadline if you need to. Also, please releases all of the data, don't hold back, they aren't holding back on ours. It is time that congress feels the pinch the rest of the nation feels -- with this issue AND healthcare and any other issue they are using to abuse us and the environment.
While I applaud the effort to fight back against what happened, this campaign is doomed to fail. You can't buy people's internet data. That's not how it works. You can try all you like, but no one is going to sell you a specific person's data. Read https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170329/13234837037/no-you-cant-buy-congresss-internet-data-anyone-elses.shtml for a better understanding of what's actually going on. Please don't waste your money without at least reading that so you understand why this is a waste.