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That "Website Blocked" Thing entering ATS

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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 04:21 PM
It scared the crap out of me, I already voted against the piracy act I wrote a letter to my local congressman.
It really did scare me though, i thought we got shut down lol

stop online censorship
edit on 8-1-2012 by BruceEFury because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 04:23 PM
They are after you.

Throw your computer out the window and run.

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 04:25 PM
reply to post by BruceEFury

Here's SO's post about it in this thread: US Government Firewall Banning Notice on ATS

Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
For the next few days, this is our "semi-dark" protest for SOPA. Everyone coming to ATS (forum pages) will see the protest image once every 24 hours. The desired ATS content page still loads "behind" the protest image, so there should be minimal inconvenience for members.

edit on 8-1-2012 by Casandra because: Spelling

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 04:27 PM
nearly gave me a damn heart attack lol

2nd line

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 04:31 PM
Can you imagine being a really really paranoid person logging on to ATS for their first time and having that pop up

I saw it this morning when I logged on. I Loved it

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 04:37 PM
It was pretty clever of the owners to add that to the site,
i don't know if i missed it or not, but if there is or isn't
it would be smart to provide a link to the petition website
so people can message there officials and stop this from
happening. Soon it will be to late.

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 04:39 PM
I had asked my friend google were to find an article on here.
When i clicked it, it took me to that thing...
I thought the article had been censored,
wich didnt make sense to me
because it was not such a threat to the establishment...

Then I read it from front to end, and realized, that is was:
Just an example...
Scared the pants of me...
I wanted to link the article with my f.b. account...
(and now have)

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 04:45 PM
totally made my day
I literally jumped when I saw it
I'd love to see other websites against SOPA put up something similar

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 04:53 PM

Originally posted by Destinyone
Can you imagine being a really really paranoid person logging on to ATS for their first time and having that pop up

I know that would've ruined MY day.

Thanks for the laugh, I needed that.

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 05:37 PM

Originally posted by Casandra

i barely had time to breathe today... was uber busy as always so when the splash screen come up i went :

and then went on. Lets face it, if sopa passes through which eventually it will, one way or another, perhaps then will people begin to realize that you all need to begin reading code, get yourself educated with code, no matter how young or old you are. Life isn't about writing articles and linking and social networking, learn the darker side of the net, its far more interesting and obviously an adrenaline rush.

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 06:05 PM
Scared me toooooooo.

And I can't take stress-bad adrenals.

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 06:07 PM

I thought that firewall was an IMPROVEMENT !!!!!!!!!!

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 06:49 PM
I’d like to see one of these shock tactics made up in large, strong letters with official insignia that says:

You are formerly warned that the US Dept. of Justice in cooperation with recording industry heads are compiling a list of warrants for your arrest and several million others in the United States for illegally downloading music from various internet web sites.

However, we are currently deep in negotiations with the President and Congress to waive all charges against you and others planned to be served. the President sees this as a humanitarian gesture in light of the fact that the complete disregard of the law in your knowing downloading your music has allowed us to push forward our long-standing goal of implementing proper controls upon the internet in general plus individual , access to and use of the same. We regret these further acts while absolving you of your prior criminal activity in download shall have adverse effects you may not have counted upon.

Of course, this is a joke...get it?


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