Of course, offering these services has come with its challenges. Multiple countries have sought to suppress the flow of information to serve their own political goals. At various times notable Google websites have been blocked in China, Iran, Libya (prior to their revolution), Tunisia (also prior to revolution), and others. For our own websites and for the internet as a whole we have worked tirelessly to combat internet censorship around the world alongside governments and NGO promoting free speech.
Thus, imagine my astonishment when the newest threat to free speech has come from none other but the United States. Two bills currently making their way through congress -- SOPA and PIPA -- give the US government and copyright holders extraordinary powers including the ability to hijack DNS and censor search results (and this is even without so much as a proper court trial). While I support their goal of reducing copyright infringement (which I don't believe these acts would accomplish), I am shocked that our lawmakers would contemplate such measures that would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world.
This is why I signed on to the following open letter with many other founders - http://dq99alanzv66m.cloudfront.net/sopa/img/12-14-letter.pdf
See also: http://americancensorship.org/ and http://engineadvocacy.org/
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It's silly that we still have to care about code style. Tools can already automate a lot. This needs to be taken further!
Also check out esformatter: https://github.com/millermedeiros/esformatter
- The Starter LeagueSoftware Engineering Mentor, 2012 - 2013
- RECSOLU / YelloProduct and Software Engineer, 2012 - 2013Ruby / Rails
- The Starter LeagueSoftware Development Engineer, 2012 - 2012Ruby / Rails
- Border Stylo / Spire.ioProduct and Marketing, 2011 - 2012
- Mahalo.com / Inside.comProduct and Marketing, 2010 - 2011Mahalo was an content and education platform, enabling millions of monthly unique visitors an opportunity to learn more about any topic they desired and/or share their own knowledge on topics they were experts within. At its peek, Mahalo.com was a top-200 US web property, and firmly established in me my love of all-things internet startups and entrepreneurship. Mahalo's CEO—Jason Calacanis—played a pivotal role in my eventually becoming a full-time software engineer.
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- California State University, NorthridgeB.A., Honors in Philosophy, 2008
- University of VirginiaSemester at Sea, 2007
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