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Welcome to The Haystack

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Welcome to The Haystack
Update 001

What a week. 

Firstly we'd love to thank you all for supporting the project so far, we have made great progress in our first week, but we still have a long way to go. Secondly, we are still standing and our investigation has not been shut down by the government. Result! 

For now we thought we'd give you an update on the project. So far The Haystack has organically reached 545,000 people through sharing and word of mouth, if we had a penny...we still have £11,000.00 to raise and we really need your help in urging people to pledge and support what we are trying to achieve. 

We are also pleased to announce we have secured some fantastic interviews that will take place next week, these include: 

Kat Craig
Legal Director of the Abuses in Counter-Terrorism for Reprieve

Harmit Kambo 
Director of Campaigns & Development at Privacy International

We are still looking for a member of the police force to sit down with and talk all things surveillance, should any of you know anyone who can help or if you have any questions at all, please do get in touch and email me at [email protected] 

#surveillance, #IP Bill, #Privacy


Tom White

4 years ago

I think your campaign is misconfigured. You have set a limit on the cheapest tiers, meaning nobody new can support it unless they want to stump up £25 or more. Make the number of £5 sponsors unlimited at least.

Scenes of Reason

4 years ago

Hi Tom,
The £5 tier is unlimited, there is no set "stock", whereas the top tiers offering tickets to our event has to be limited. Apologies if that isn't clear, I will have a word with Byline!