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I’m sorry. Today, I was supposed to be announcing the winner of the Hot Mess/Earth Day 2013 Giveaway. While I’ll be contacting the winner privately today, the announcement has been put off till tomorrow, due to CISPA’s passing in the Senate last week.

For more information on the idea of a general blackout, consider reading this PC Mag article.

Last year, it was SOPA and PIPA that threatened freedoms affecting web communications.

This year, CISPA has reared its head. This legislation has already passed a vote in the Senate last week.

In the simplest terms, CISPA will make it legal for the federal government to access information about what you do online without a warrant.

If you’re a US citizen, please contact your representative in congress and let them know you want them to vote CISPA down.

And just in case that doesn’t work, contact President Obama and let him know that even if the bill passes through congress, you expect him to veto it and protect our privacy and security.

For those of you waiting on the Earth Day Giveaway results – they’ll be up first thing on the 23rd. Thank you for your patience.


More reading:

CISPA amendment banning employers from requiring you to give your social network passwords, blocked. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/21/cispa-amendment-facebook-passwords-blocked_n_3128507.html


In Protest of SOPA and PIPA

The anti-SOPA and anti-PIPA blackout protests have come to a close as of 8pm EST.
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Thank you, Mr. President

Not a lot of time right now, but I just watched the health care bill signing with some co-workers (thank you, whitehouse.gov!) and wanted to send out a personal thank you to President Barack Obama for having the integrity, drive, leadership and decency it took to make this bill into law.