The hacker group Anonymous is calling for the internet to “black out” for 24 hours starting tomorrow, April 22, in protest of the CISPA bill.
CISPA, which passed in Congress on Friday and is heading into the senate, would make it legal for websites to give your personal information to the US Government without your permission. Anonymous is attacking the bill for being a breach in privacy to the American people, and are calling for it to not be passed into law.
Anonymous is asking for this blackout to show the American people do not want this law, and they are asking for Obama to take notice and to promise to veto the bill. Obama has previously threatened to veto the bill, and this should help him to take notice.
Anonymous has lead a successful blackout against the SOPA and PIPA bills in January, convincing the websites Wikipedia, Reddit and Google to join in. That blackout successfully combated those bills, and Anonymous is hoping to have another successful blackout.
If you want to learn more, read this article at Huffington Post Technology. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/19/anonymous-blackout-cispa_n_3116509.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003