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Originally posted by Gorman91
Originally posted by netwarrior
Downloaded it to my droid bionic. WOW. I wish the scanners at work functioned as well as this. Glory be! Mountain Dew is SOPA-free. w00t.
Originally posted by Conspiracy Now
Very nice! Gi second this ideaood find OP, now any app designers out there? Iphone next maybe? ... *Hint hint*
The app's "bad companies" list includes subsidiaries and parent companies of supporting brands. Coca-Cola, for instance, made the list through SOPA-supporter L'Oreal, which is owned in part by Coke's Nestea partner, Nestle.
Eventually, the app’s creators hope to make a version that would also identify offending items in other boycotts. They started with SOPA, says Doranti, since “we thought it would be a cool programming project … we’re connoisseurs of the Internet, and SOPA is going to screw the Internet up.”
Originally posted by Unknown Soldier
Just got my teenager a smart phone i guess that will be harder to convince her that some big record companies want to undermine her way of life. She may even have to give up Justin Beiber lol, i guess then that is killing 2 birds with one stone
And, in one of the earliest celebrity SOPA slams, pop singer Justin Beiber—who owes his rise to fame largely to YouTube—told a radio show that supporters of this bill should be "locked up—put away in cuffs."
Originally posted by Realtruth
The developers should go one step further, in the application, and just after a scan/verify, have email address and online form ready for each offending merchant, then all customers can instantly send a message why they are boycotting that specific product.
Can you imagine the number of emails these companies would get in response to SOPA?edit on 9-1-2012 by Realtruth because: (no reason given)
Google has a Google Doc, which contains a spreadsheet of all the companies currently supporting the bill—and shares their contact information.
Originally posted by DancedWithWolves
Boycott SOPA: An Android app that terrifies publishers and politicians
Armchair activists now have a tool that can transport their SOPA protestations into the real world: Boycott SOPA, an Android app that scans barcodes and tells you whether an object’s manufacturer/publisher is a supporter of the much maligned Stop Online Piracy Act.
Here's how the user-driven app works:
If you’ve ever scanned a barcode on your Android phone to look up a book or CD on Amazon, Boycott SOPA works in exactly the same way: First you have to install the ZXing Barcode Scanner app, but then you simply go around pointing your phone’s camera at product barcodes. Boycott SOPA gives you a big red cross if the product is distributed by a SOPA supporter, or a green tick if it’s “clean.” Much to my chagrin, Coca-Cola supports SOPA — but Smirnoff, on the other hand, does not. If you ever needed a sign from Above that you ought to drink more, there it is.
Download free app link
Again, you cannot hold me or anyone else responsible for what my neighbor says or repeats, over the fence line.
That's what the internet is. It is your fence post you lean on when you want to talk things over, contribute, collaborate, with your cyber neighbor. What SOPA is trying to do is use some newly imagined liability as your neighbor's keeper, to control and constrict where and how and even what can be shared in future conversations.
Dear gov, get out of my backyard and off my property. We will no longer be your enabler for greed to be the sole motivation and driving force, in all policy issues.
For God's sake you legislative lackeys, people are starving in your streets, good people and people who are willing to work; and you are still playing the game to see who wins this round of monopoly by hoarding the most cash.
SOPA needs to go down the drain. Beware all ye who are bending over in the shower to pick SOPA up. It appears there's an app for that.
How SOPA could kill ATS
SOPA worse than you think
edit on 9-1-2012 by DancedWithWolves because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by tw0330
This is awesome. Now I need one for my computer too.
Just wish I could get a viable solution to replace Microsoft products.