On Thursday, April 18th, 2013, the United States House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bill that allows the companies you do business with to easily share your private information with the Federal Government and provides no protection to you if that information is misused. This is a dangerous piece of legislation which is designed to allow the federal government to bypass the protections given to Americans by the fourth amendment to the US Constitution. It’s an end-run around the Constitution.
As a response, the owners of this website, along with thousands of others, have chosen to “go black” today and take this site offline in protest of CISPA and to send a clear message to business, government, and other citizens, about what might happen if CISPA were to pass the US Senate and become an actual law.
CISPA is dangerous to your freedom. We encourage you to help us fight it bycontacting your Senators and telling them to vote no on the bill when it comes to them for a vote. We also encourage you to learn which Representatives voted yes on CISPA and make sure they pay a high political price for their betrayal of our country by losing their seats in the next election. The only way to stop our government from passing these types of dangerous laws is to make sure that those who vote for them do so at their own peril.
If you want to black out your own website in solidarity with us, you can find the code to this script here. Feel free to use it as you see fit. To learn more about CISPA or to alert your friends to this dangerous piece of law, use the links below.