On June 5, Internet freedom fighters want you to stand up for your privacy and pledge to Reset the Net.

The campaign opposes mass government surveillance like the NSA's. Reset the Net wants sites and mobile apps to commit to using SSL, and encourages individuals to sign the pledge and download a collection of privacy tools and tips. Groups ranging from the EFF to Reddit have pledged support.

Fight for the Future is behind the campaign, the same organization that kicked off protests against the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect-IP Act (PIPA) in 2012, bills that many believed would inhibit free expression online. That campaign moved 115,000 websites to black out for a day, and more than 3 million citizens emailed Congress.

Visit Reset the Net to learn more, sign the petition, and download the Privacy Pack. You can also find those apps right here on Download.com:

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Like Reset the Net, we also recommend installing a password manager, so that you can create complex, hard-to-crack passwords unique to each of your accounts. You should also enable two-factor authentication for any service that supports it, including Gmail and Twitter.

Julie is managing editor of Download.com and has been cooking up tech editorial since 1996.