The National Security Agency, empowered by the Democratic and Republican parties, has been unconstitutionally collecting the private information of every American of all ages and giving access to private corporate contractors. US Government agencies continue to illegally use Americans' personal information for partisan actions.
Information warfare, disinformation campaigns, and militarization of data is a persistent threat to every American. Artificial Intelligence and automation create a workforce that follows any order given, free of regulation and oversight. The United States government spends $18B+ annually on minimizing the threat from cyber warfare by nation-states and independent organizations. The Department of Defense alone spends roughly $10B securing the US government's digital infrastructure.
The Republican Party is actively trying to ensure that the US Government and any capable digital actor has the ability to capture and use the American Peoples' personal information. In 2016, in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings, the FBI tried citing the All Writs Act of 1789 tried to force Apple to create a new iOS version that would eliminate security features.
China, Russia, and other authoritarian governments already use the means of digital communication to control their people and eliminate opposition. Information is power, data is king, and the US Government has been waging an unconstitutional information war against the American People.
The capabilities of companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft connect 90% of Americans to the digital world. They're carried through the corporate-owned networks of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Comcast, and Charter who utilized taxpayer funds to build their infrastructure. The five largest banks are JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and Goldman Sachs and through them, the majority of the US economy's financial transactions flow. 15 Companies with $2T+ in revenue connect the world to the United States, the world's largest economy.
Wall Street-aligned corporations allied with the National Security Agency have shown their willingness to participate in unconstitutional government operations and even more eager to sell their consumers' and users' personal information to turn a profit.
The Collective will replace these organizations' products and services to the American People with opensource, member regulated, and member-owned alternatives. The Collective Network will be secured down to the microprocessor level to minimize risk to our members' information, communications, and digitized assets.
Rome wasn't built in a day
To compete with government agencies who place themselves above the US Constitution, the political parties that empower them, and the Wall Street monopolies that own the American Peoples' communication infrastructure takes time, resources, and the ability to mobilize people to support the movement.