I am in support of Anonymous’s internet boycott. However, at this time I do not know how to install the code to make my site go dark; in fact, I may not be able to unless WordPress, my blogging platform, makes it available.
Dear citizens of the internet,
We are Anonymous.
The United States Government is again attempting to control and censor the internet. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act has just recently passed the house.
This bill would allow major internet entities such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google to voluntarily share your personal information with the U.S. Government. This will not only affect users in the United States, but also anyone with an account with these companies.
This upcoming Monday, April the 22nd, we invite you to join Anonymous in an internet blackout. We encourage all web developers and website owners to go dark on this date. Display a message as to why you are going dark, and encourage others to do the same.
We hope, just like the successful protest over the Stop Online Piracy Act, we can encourage the senate to stop this bill.
Spread the message, and inform the world. We are Anonymous. We are the people. We are the internet. Knowledge is free.
- CISPA Blackout on Monday, April 22, 2013 (joyunderwood.wordpress.com)
- Stop CISPA: A Week of Action to Oppose Broad Cybersecurity Legislation (eff.org)
- Opposing CISPA This Week (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
- Reddit Co-Founder Asks Google, Twitter to Fight CISPA (mashable.com)