Anonymous Calls for Internet Blackout Monday to Protest CISPA

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Anonymous Calls for Internet Blackout Monday to Protest CISPA

  • 2013-04-22 13:20:05
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News / Internet Anonymous Calls for Internet Blackout Monday to Protest CISPA
The disputatious,CISPA , Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act by the U.S. House of Representatives, representatives from the hacktivist group Anonymous – if they truly have "representatives" per seconds – are calling for an "Internet Blackout Day" on Monday in protest.

Specifically, the call to action is similar to the January 18, 2012 blackout day that had more than 7,000 websites – including a number of the Web's more noteworthy sites, like Wikipedia, Reddit, Google, and Mozilla -- going dark to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Anonymous is calling upon website owners to take down their normal pages and replace them with a page that explains the reasons to change and to protest against and they're also asking that they help spread the word to their fellow site owners and encourage them to do the same.

When the bill was ultimately deferred, it does share commonalities with the central authority and with CISPA in the sense that both attempted to use heavy-handed techniques to deal with Internet-themed issues. on the other hand, CISPA, would allow Internet Service Providers better known as I S P 's and other Web-themed companies to provide and share information about their users with the government and one another under the guise of "cyber-security" with increased protection against any privacy lawsuits that their users might bring as a result.
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