Opponents of the National Security Agency’s spying are using a creative tactic to bring attention to the agency’s dragnet surveillance and new data center in Utah.
Restore the 4th, a grassroots movement that formed in the wake of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations, is taking part in Utah’s Adopt-A-Highway program, specifically adopting “the section of highway running past the Utah Data Center, a move that would place the group’s protest-oriented name on signs outside the spy building,” the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Democracy Now! describes the Bluffdale, Utah center as NSA’s “massive new data-storage facility” that “covers more than one million square feet and has a capacity projected to be larger than Google’s biggest data center.”
By applying for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) program, the anti-spying group is signing up for “a two-year voluntary commitment to clean up litter on two miles of highway or state road, with a minimum of three cleanups per year.”