14,000 websites protest Patriot Act with ‘blackout’ and semi-nude photos



Members of Congress are in for a surprise if they visit one of over 14,200 websites currently protesting the Patriot Act with a redirect to a site covered with semi-nude photos.

According to the activist group organizing the protest, more than 14,200 sites on Friday had blocked access from congressional IP addresses to protest the controversial Patriot Act. (The 2001 law allows the NSA to secretly collect Americans’ phone records and user data under the guise of fighting terrorism.) Sites participating in the “blackout” add code which redirects users with congressional IP addresses to blackoutcongress.org Read more…

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