Category Archives: SOPA

FBI can secretly turn on laptop cameras without the indicator light

Scary. Insane. Ridiculous. Invasive. Wrong. The Washington Post reports that the FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computers camera \”without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording\” for years now. What in the hell … Continue reading

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Dear Politicians, Stop Supporting Laws You Don’t Even Understand

Another bill which would have violated the civil liberties of many—Hawaii’s H.B. 2288 Internet Dossier bill—has been pulled off the table following public outrage. And for good reason; the law would have tracked every website Hawaiians visited, and liked that … Continue reading

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Tell Congress: Don’t censor the Web; Stop S.O.P.A. / P.I.P.A.

████ ██████████ now! ████ our ████████ ████! Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on … Continue reading

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SOPA Should Be Stopped: 5 Things To Know About the Controversial Bill – Entertainment & Stars

Congress is currently debating the Stop Online Piracy Act, an effort  to stem copyright violations through federal legislation. But do lawmakers and American citizens, really understand what SOPA’s effect will be if passed? Here are five things to know about … Continue reading

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SOPA’s ugly message to the world about America and internet Innovation – Ideas@Innovations – The Washington Post

Imagine a country where the government is able to shut down Web sites at the slightest provocation, where elected representatives invoke fears of “overseas pirates” to defend the interests of domestic industries, and where Internet companies like Google must cave … Continue reading

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American Censorship Day November 16 – Join the fight to stop SOPA

Today, Congress holds hearings on the first American Internet censorship system. This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same. Join all of us to stop this bill. via American Censorship Day … Continue reading

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Internet giants place full-page anti-SOPA ad in NYT – Boing Boing

Congress may not want to hear from opponents of the Stop Online Piracy Act at today’s hearing, but that hasn’t stopped a broad coalition of (often fierce) competitors representing the Internet’s giants from placing an ad in today’s NYT, signed … Continue reading

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Stop SOPA – ComPost – The Washington Post

It’s called the Stop Online Piracy Act. It’s currently being discussed by the House Judiciary Committee. And a similar measure has already passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. Either the people behind the bill don’t realize the horrible possibilities it would … Continue reading

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Battle over Stop Online Piracy Act reaches fever pitch – Post Tech – The Washington Post

The battle over controversial anti-piracy legislation reached fever pitch on Wednesday, as opponents of the House bill launched an advertising blitz ahead of a morning hearing.Supporters meanwhile brought union leaders, Hollywood, retailers and the law enforcement officials to a hearing … Continue reading

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