The Weekend Woes: The Shutdown, the Retaliation and the Retreat

The internet is very vulnerable in attacks from the people. She is like nature, abundant but most likely to be abused. People that abuse the internet are those that do not know its main concept, to connect and to be available to everyone.

From our friends in Wikipedia,

The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies.

Its main goal is to connect networks for work, for information dissemination and for entertainment. As the open-source age has come to its maturity and mobile technology is the next big thing, synchronization and cloud computing are the major utilities needed to be able to move independently and work remotely. You need the internet and cloud services over the web to be able to get files you need wherever you go, and to work with your colleagues remotely and share the necessary files to get the job done. How can you work if your file sharing website has been shut down?

To sum up the events:

The Megaupload Shut Down

Mega upload is really one of those websites that I trust to have a fast download and straight to the point service. Once you get the link download starts in a few seconds and just a few hours you get your 700MB files just like that. In a blink of an eye the service you trust it’s gone for good, because of some government work. The shutdown is very unfair without proper investigation just a piece of paper ordering to shut the website down.

The Anonymous Retaliation

Then the jedi of hacking, Anonymous attacked the Federal websites and private media companies. This is in connection with the shutting down of Megaupload. Furthermore other websites in connection with the closure of Megaupload’s website are also attacked by Anonymous, injecting denial of service to that website.

The Retreat

January 21 the government announces that they are pulling down the SOPA and PIPA thus, postponing the deliberation on January 24. This is a relief for the web industry, but it’s not dead yet, they just want to chill a little bit, want to think it over.

Technology today is fast and advance to its features, I think on the side of the government is move on to hardware, which is jailbreak free. Though there will be always a way to break in the system for me it will at least have improvement, and continue from there. The web has no form and you can not contain it nor censor it to that extent. SOPA and PIPA is not the answer to this, you need to fight piracy talk to the pirates.

To The Web Industry

Be vigilant always, this is not the end of this. There will be more and they are just regrouping in the other side of the ocean and then execute their attack again.



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