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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hacking collective Anonymous calls for Internet blackout on April 22 to protest CISPA

Hacking collective Anonymous has called for an Internet blackout in protest of a bill, CISPA, which if signed into law, would make it legal for websites to give personal information to the US government without the user’s permission. Anonymous has called for an Internet protest on Monday, April 22, to protest the “illogical and terrorizing bill”, reports The Huffington Post. The plan doesn’t involve shutting down or attacking the Internet in any way, it just wants all websites to go dark in protest for 24 hours on Monday.


This will not be the first Internet blackout in protest of a government bill. On January 18, 2012, more than 7,000 websites, including Wikipedia, Reddit and Google, protested SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), which were accused of similar breaches on online privacy.

President Barack Obama has threatened to veto CISPA for failing to adequately address privacy concerns.


Link: http://www.sify.com/news/hacking-collective-anonymous-calls-for-internet-blackout-on-april-22-to-protest-cispa-news-international-nevombfigca.html

 

Posted on 04/21
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