14.000 websites block Congress for the Patriot Act

The US Congress halted meetings last weekend without arranging for a replacement of the Patriot Act, which would end at midnight this Sunday.

As of today 14000 websites (the number is constantly increasing) started to block it to Congress in protest.Patriot Act

The Patriot Act, and specifically section 215, allows unlimited power to the National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct mass surveillance and data collection of telephone calls.

The Blackout was organized by a team called Race for the Future or Fight for the Future. Τα μέλη της ομάδας (συμπεριλαμβάνονται ιστοσελίδες όπως το Reddit, το Yelp, και η Consumer Electronics Association) έχουν προσθέσει μια γραμμή κώδικα στις ιστοσελίδες τους που ανακατευθύνει τυχόν επισκέπτες που χρησιμοποιούν IP της Βουλής ή της Γερουσίας σε μια protest.

": This is a blackout,” the protest page says. "We are blocking yours until you end mass surveillance laws.”

And it continues:

"The real answer is to stop all mass surveillance authorities. Until you do, thousands of websites will block your access, and more will be done every day. ”

The group is also running a campaign on και προσκαλεί τον κόσμο χρησιμοποιώντας το tag “#ifeelnaked” να παρουσιάζει with little or no clothing.

The message they say is:

"Congress should be ashamed of its massive NSA surveillance. It's like a porn movie search, online. "


If you need additional instructions, you will find them in the link below

https://github.com/fightforthefuture/breakcongressinternet/blob/gh-pages/README.md

 

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