Literally "break" the Internet? My bf and I were discussing this last night.
Why is Wikipedia down today? Why is Google blacked out? Because Congress is trying to pass SOPA and PIPA. These bills would literally, no exaggeration, break the Internet. As someone who runs networks for a living, I can tell you that passing these will do nothing to stop online privacy, but leave every website open to being taken down arbitrarily and capriciously just because someone doesn't like their content.
Yes. Literally. There are several ways for network engineers to enforce the provisions of SOPA/PIPA, all of them bad. All of them involve doing Bad Things to DNS. Here's a link to how it would have to be done: http://dyn.com/sopa-breaking-dns-parasite-stop-online-piracy/
Thanks! I'm very curious. I just wish the Wikipedia landing page today wasn't quite so cheesy. :)
I do like the blackout over Google's logo on their homepage today. To me that is effective.
Hit it on the nail, it is because someone doesn't like their content, hmmm, who could that be! Americans need to take back America from these politicians who are being bought and paid by corporate America!
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