Anonymous begins their Web blackout to protest CISPA

Anonymous' protest against CISPA begins, the hacking collective lead 200+ sites turning off

| Apr 22, 2013 at 3:37 am CDT

Anonymous don't let down on their promises, and with April 22 starting in some parts of the world, the Anonymous-led Web blackout has officially begun. The hacking collective will lead some 200+ sites who will suspend normal operations in protest of the rights-raping Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) that recently passed the US House of Representatives.

Anonymous begins their Web blackout to protest CISPA |

Anonymous, along with other groups, have called for the blackout protesters to use the hashtags #CISPAblackout and #StopCISPA. Last year's anti-SOPA blackout had some big support with companies like Google helping out, where the CISPA protest is mainly limited to the hacking and Anonymous circles. Anonymous and Occupy Facebook and Twitter websites have also promised to go silent for the day.

If CISPA passes, there will be a lot of change to users' rights and privacy on the web, we'll make sure to report as much CISPA news as we can.

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