Web Blackout for CISPA Opposition? Anonymous Hopes So

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Could the latest Internet-related bill to come out of Washington receive protests similar to those resulting from the likes of SOPA and PIPA?

If one group has its way, that’ll be the case. Infamous hacking organization Anonymous recently called for an Internet protest against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, otherwise abbreviated “CISPA.”

“It’s the online equivalent of allowing a police officer to enter your home and start rummaging through your personal files without the permission of a court,” stated Anonymous, according to a report from IT World.

The bill’s proponents insist CISPA will positively strengthen information sharing between the government and tech providers to cut down on cyber attacks.

And despite clearing the U.S. House by a vote of 288 to 127 last week, the legislation faces stiffer opposition in the U.S. Senate along with a veto threat from the White House.