According to the Bits section in The New York Times, the online campaign The Day We Fight Back, which had "long promoted Feb. 11 as the day the Internet would collectively stand up and shout down surveillance by the National Security Agency, [...] barely registered" any visible online participation. Perhaps the European Commissions' proposal to reform how the Internet is managed and run (from US-Centric to a Global governance) may have a greater impact.
Wikipedia did not participate. Reddit which went offline for 12 hours during the protests two years ago added an inconspicuous banner to its homepage. Sites like Tumblr, Mozilla and DuckDuckGo, which were listed as organizers, did nothing to their homepages. The most vocal protesters were the usual suspects: activist groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International and Greenpeace.
The eight major technology companies Google, Microsoft, Facebook, AOL, Apple, Twitter, Yahoo and LinkedIn that joined forces in December in a public campaign to reform government surveillance only participated Tuesday insofar as having a joint website flash the protest banner.
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