BOTHELL, Wash., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Upset with big Internet companies that invade online privacy by collecting and selling our personal information, Jason Gaylord, Founder of the Stop Consumer Trafficking Movement, is staging a month long rooftop vigil to bring awareness to the insidious practice of Consumer Trafficking. The vigil is taking place on the roof of Bothell Chiropractic in downtown Bothell, Washington, and began on July 4, 2015 to mark the Declaration of Internet Independence.
Take personal action and join the movement by visiting www.stopconsumertrafficking.com/TakeAction.aspx.
"Big Internet companies are reaping huge profits trafficking in consumer data. They've turned our privacy into a product and our identities into a commodity," said Mr. Gaylord. "It's not right and it needs to stop." According to Mr. Gaylord, "These companies gather our personal information into 'affinity profiles' containing identifiers such as age, gender, personal interests, relationship status, where you live, where you shop, what you buy and even where you sit at the computer in your own home. They use this data to control your search, assault you with targeted advertising and then manipulate your purchasing behavior. In the real world, stalking is a criminal offense. In the online world, Big Internet companies have made it their revenue model."
It will be difficult to live on top of the roof away from family and friends, but Mr. Gaylord is eager to make this sacrifice for the cause. Said Gaylord, "Taking a stand against this insidious invasion of our privacy is worth giving up a month of my life. If I don't bring attention to this issue, who will?" Gaylord also stated, "Edward Snowden exposed what our government was doing; but what Big Internet companies are doing is just as bad, if not far worse. The 'free' services being provided by Big Internet companies are only free if you don't place any value on human privacy or dignity."
Details for the 31 day long rooftop vigil are:
- Dates: July 4, 2015 through August 4, 2015.
- Time: Midnight to Midnight
- Location: Rooftop of Bothell Chiropractic. 10024 Main Street, Bothell, WA 98011
SOURCE Stop Consumer Trafficking