We are Jameel Jaffer of the ACLU, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and Lila Tretikov, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation - and we are suing the NSA over its mass surveillance of the international communications of millions of innocent pe...
Our lawsuit, filed last week, challenges the NSA's "upstream" surveillance, through which the U.S. government intercepts, copies, and searches almost all international and many domestic text-based communications. All of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit are educational, legal, human rights, and media organizations who depend on confidential communications to advocate for human and civil rights, unimpeded access to knowledge, and a free press.
We encourage you to learn more about our lawsuit here: https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/nsa-has-taken-over-internet-backbone-were-suing-get-it-back
And to learn more about why the Wikimedia Foundation is suing the NSA to protect the rights of Wikimedia users around the world: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/03/10/wikimedia-v-nsa/
Proof that we are who we say we are:
Jameel Jaffer: https://twitter.com/JameelJaffer/status/578948449099505664
Go ahead and AUA.
Update 1:30pm EDT: That's about all the time we have today. Thank you everyone for all your great questions. Let's continue the conversation here and on Twitter (see our Twitter accounts above).