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Anonymous Wants DDoS Considered Free Speech, Hops on the White House Petition Bandwagon

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The loosely organized Internet philosophizers of Anonymous have decided to take a brief break from hassling Steubenville, the Westboro Baptist Church and Hunter Moore for a bit of good, old-fashioned soapboxery. The Daily Dot reports that the group has just launched a petition on WhiteHouse.gov titled “Make, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), a legal form of protesting.”

In short, they want DDoS attacks considered free speech, and they want anyone arrested for DDoS attacks released immediately. A provocative idea! Read More

Internet Democracy

WhiteHouse.Gov Petition for Gun Control Bill Racks Up Signatures to Become Most Popular Ever

President Barack Obama does not want Wikipedia to shut down again. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Largely associated with Internet pranks and dubious ideas, the petition platform at WhiteHouse.gov has been put to more serious use in the wake of last week’s tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut. By Friday afternoon, someone had posted a call for the president to “immediately address the issue of gun control” by introducing a bill to Congress.

The response was immediate: Mashable reports that within 48 hours, it was the most popular thing ever posted to the site. Read More

This Happened

Almost 7,000 People Sign Petition Urging President Obama to Build a Death Star

America's newest public works project. (Photo: Eye on Star Wars)

Let’s start by saying you can make a petition for almost anything on WhiteHouse.gov, and we’re pretty sure the President never even glances at them. But apparently, over 6,800 people have signed a petition asking President Obama to start building a Death Star, the space station/super weapon from Star Wars, by 2016. And who says the Internet savvy are politically lazy? Read More