When Edward Snowden revealed the scope of surveillance on the internet I had similar ideas that were already discussed in this thread (HOW TO MAKE NSA'S SURVEILLANCE USELESS): that is to overload NSA with huge quantities of random encrypted data. I don’t think anymore that this is such a good idea, since anything that would be big enough to possibly overload NSA, would also overload internet in general and inflict huge costs on all participants (bandwidth, storage, electricity, time…) However, I still think that it is important that general public starts taking their internet security a little bit more seriously. Not only because of government surveillance, but also because of general on-line safety. So, I think we should have Anti-Surveillance Awareness Day and the way to observe this day would be to: - Send at least one of your friends encrypted e-mail or communicate with him or her on some other encrypted channel - Send your other friends information or tips on how to stay secure on internet (for example links to sites or articles that discuss that – e.g. PRISM-BREAK). If you don’t want to send them directly, you could post it on your social network account (facebook, twitter…) I think it’s best if Anti-Surveillance Awareness Day is set on the same day as International Whistleblowers’ Day (whenever that may be – as far as I know there were different proposals by various people and organizations), because there is a strong connection between the two and this connection is spelled C-O-N-T-R-O-L: governments want to know everything about you so they can control you, but they don’t want to be controlled by you, so they prosecute whistleblowers who expose their dirty little secrets. Well, in a democracy people should control the government, not vice versa. Government should exercise its power over individuals only in a lawful manner, not on a whim and by illegal means. What do you think is the best day of the year for Anti-Surveillance Awareness Day & International Whistleblowers’ Day?