Buy Congress' Internet Data

$87,121 of $500.0M goal

Raised by 4,328 people in 27 days
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Misha Collins  LOS ANGELES, CA
Congress recently voted to strip Americans of their privacy rights by voting for SJR34, a resolution that allows Internet Service Providers to collect, and sell your sensitive data without your consent or knowledge. 
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.
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Update 1
Posted by Misha Collins
27 days ago
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Great news! The House just voted to pass SJR34. We will finally be able to buy the browser history of all the Congresspeople who voted to sell our data and privacy without our consent!
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David Hoffman
26 days ago

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.

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Lisa Smith
26 days ago

there are at least 4 other gofundme projects doing the same thing. You should band together and combine your efforts

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Melissa Banks
26 days ago

I want Trump's first. Even if the goal isn't reached for congress, Trumps history THEN the rest to the ACLU

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Moshe Feder
26 days ago

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!

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Mike Balcom
26 days ago

500 Million is a lofty goal. Instead of all or nothing, can we buy the Congressperson's data one at a time? Start with the ones who had the greatest effect on this bill then either work your way down the list or pick them out of a hat.

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Liz Simon
27 days ago

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.

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Jenny Pal
27 days ago

Maybe just a few select members of Congress could be chosen and the goal could be reduced, and more attainable. This would also send a message.

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Sarah Belyea
27 days ago

Once again consent is as the forefront. What is it that these people do not seem to understand about it? Consent, the right to privacy? Not rocket science - Yet here we are. Thank you for doing this Misha! Speak up. Resist! ♥

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Inea Atenveldt
27 days ago

It's all about the KICKBACKS they're getting. I say PUT ALL their data out there. Impact their security. They think this is a game? Put where their kids go to school. They'll find out real quick it's not.

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Jeff Messer
26 days ago

I donated - please consider combining efforts with this guy. https://searchinternethistory.com/ https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/621q9g/house_passes_hr230_repealing_fcc_internet_privacy/dfj0sw1/

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Jayann Chipman
26 days ago

There's another person doing this as well. Perhaps you guys should join forces!! His name is Adam McElhaney and his campaign is called "Purchase Private Internet Histories" I believe

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Amanda Milligan
26 days ago

I love this. My only concern is we'll be paying the ISPs who fought for this legislation. Don't want to reward them for their lobbying. Any way around that?

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Megan Manton
27 days ago

I just want you to know, that what I think you are doing is really awesome. You are defending those who can't defend themselves, let's show them that. Just because we may be hard to hear, doesn't mean we're silent.

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Tracy Rector
26 days ago

Good morning! I love this idea and approach. How much does it cost per Congress person? Maybe as enough money comes in you can buy one at a time and release the info? This might help inspire people to give and feel confident about where the funds are going.

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Chad Davis
26 days ago
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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.

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Johnathan Wilber
26 days ago
8
8

There seem to be multiple campaigns. Can you combine forces?

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Sherri Coe
27 days ago
8
8

I would like to know who gets the $500 million if you do raise it.

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Abby Jungle Boogie
27 days ago
5
5

Congratulations, Congress, you've just pillaged our right to privacy for profit. Our privacy is NOT yours to sell!

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Nathan Carrier
25 days ago
4
4

Too bad you cannot buy individual's data like this guys claims. But suckers will always be easily separated from their money. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170329/13234837037/no-you-cant-buy-congresss-internet-data-anyone-elses.shtml

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Josh Gray-Emmer
26 days ago
4
4

No, You Can't Buy Congress's Internet Data, Or Anyone Else's - The REAL facts on how this awful Congressional bill works. - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170329/13234837037/no-you-cant-buy-congresss-internet-data-anyone-elses.shtml

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$87,121 of $500.0M goal

Raised by 4,328 people in 27 days
Created March 28, 2017
AH
$10
Amy Hartman
6 hours ago
GM
$50
Gerald K McKibben
6 days ago
NW
$20
Natalie Wainwright
7 days ago

Thank you for pushing this.

$10
Anonymous
7 days ago
$10
Anonymous
8 days ago
$20
Bret Roberts
9 days ago

I want this so badly!

TS
$46
Timothy Starr
9 days ago

You go. Congress: forewarned is forearmed, whatcha gonna do about it, eh???

$5
Anonymous
10 days ago
SH
$10
Sean Haider
13 days ago
SB
$30
Susan Brouwer
13 days ago

Brilliant!

David Hoffman
26 days ago

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.

+ Read More
Lisa Smith
26 days ago

there are at least 4 other gofundme projects doing the same thing. You should band together and combine your efforts

+ Read More
Melissa Banks
26 days ago

I want Trump's first. Even if the goal isn't reached for congress, Trumps history THEN the rest to the ACLU

+ Read More
Moshe Feder
26 days ago

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!

+ Read More
Mike Balcom
26 days ago

500 Million is a lofty goal. Instead of all or nothing, can we buy the Congressperson's data one at a time? Start with the ones who had the greatest effect on this bill then either work your way down the list or pick them out of a hat.

+ Read More
Liz Simon
27 days ago

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.

+ Read More
Jenny Pal
27 days ago

Maybe just a few select members of Congress could be chosen and the goal could be reduced, and more attainable. This would also send a message.

+ Read More
Sarah Belyea
27 days ago

Once again consent is as the forefront. What is it that these people do not seem to understand about it? Consent, the right to privacy? Not rocket science - Yet here we are. Thank you for doing this Misha! Speak up. Resist! ♥

+ Read More
Inea Atenveldt
27 days ago

It's all about the KICKBACKS they're getting. I say PUT ALL their data out there. Impact their security. They think this is a game? Put where their kids go to school. They'll find out real quick it's not.

+ Read More
Jeff Messer
26 days ago

I donated - please consider combining efforts with this guy. https://searchinternethistory.com/ https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/621q9g/house_passes_hr230_repealing_fcc_internet_privacy/dfj0sw1/

+ Read More
Jayann Chipman
26 days ago

There's another person doing this as well. Perhaps you guys should join forces!! His name is Adam McElhaney and his campaign is called "Purchase Private Internet Histories" I believe

+ Read More
Amanda Milligan
26 days ago

I love this. My only concern is we'll be paying the ISPs who fought for this legislation. Don't want to reward them for their lobbying. Any way around that?

+ Read More
Megan Manton
27 days ago

I just want you to know, that what I think you are doing is really awesome. You are defending those who can't defend themselves, let's show them that. Just because we may be hard to hear, doesn't mean we're silent.

+ Read More
Tracy Rector
26 days ago

Good morning! I love this idea and approach. How much does it cost per Congress person? Maybe as enough money comes in you can buy one at a time and release the info? This might help inspire people to give and feel confident about where the funds are going.

+ Read More
Chad Davis
26 days ago
9
9

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.

+ Read More
Johnathan Wilber
26 days ago
8
8

There seem to be multiple campaigns. Can you combine forces?

+ Read More
Sherri Coe
27 days ago
8
8

I would like to know who gets the $500 million if you do raise it.

+ Read More
Abby Jungle Boogie
27 days ago
5
5

Congratulations, Congress, you've just pillaged our right to privacy for profit. Our privacy is NOT yours to sell!

+ Read More
Nathan Carrier
25 days ago
4
4

Too bad you cannot buy individual's data like this guys claims. But suckers will always be easily separated from their money. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170329/13234837037/no-you-cant-buy-congresss-internet-data-anyone-elses.shtml

+ Read More
Josh Gray-Emmer
26 days ago
4
4

No, You Can't Buy Congress's Internet Data, Or Anyone Else's - The REAL facts on how this awful Congressional bill works. - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170329/13234837037/no-you-cant-buy-congresss-internet-data-anyone-elses.shtml

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