By Praveen Kannan and Anna Strokolyst The Hotspot Shield team believes the internet should be open and secure …
Do you want to access the internet privately and freely?
Do you want to prevent Internet Service Providers from monitoring your internet use and censoring websites?
Do you want to preserve the rights of sovereign countries?
If you said yes to any of the questions, then help spread the word to stop internet censorship!
According to Open Media, an internet censorship plan called the Trans Pacific Partnership is under negotiation. The presidents and prime ministers of 12 countries are secretly meeting behind closed doors to potentially finalize the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. These countries include the US, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Peru, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand and Vietnam.
So what does this exactly mean? Open Media says that if the Trans Pacific Partnership is sealed, the following could happen:
- Your everyday online activities could be criminalized.
- Internet Service Providers will have the right to collect and hand over your private data to the government
- Stricter copyright laws, meaning companies will have more power to fine you for internet use
In opposition of the Trans Pacific Partnership, Open Media recently launched a “Say No to Internet Censorship” petition and collected over 100,000 signatures in less than a week. There is only one month left before the Trans Pacific Partnership could be finalized. It is time to protect your internet rights! Help us put an end to internet censorship and sign the petition today.