Google Goes Black In Protest Of SOPA/PIPA – CyanogenMod Does Their Part Too


Just like Google and Wikipedia, it seems the CyanogenMod team are taking the SOPA thing to heart by blacking out their own site in protest of SOPA.

If you’ve been under a rock for the past few months (or unplugged from the internet) SOPA is a bill that — if passed — could essentially end the internet as we know it, all in the name of anti-piracy censorship. This quick video will better explain things.

While Google.com is still up and running (how crazy would it be if they really shut down the heart of the internet?), their statement is clear: “End Piracy, Not Liberty.” Nuff said.

If you want to make your voice heard — and you really should — hit up the links below to join the good fight and sign the petition. STOP SOPA!

[Google’s Take Action Petition]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Are you guys blacking out?

    1. I turned off all the lights in my house.. O_o

      1. LMAO.

      2. at least set up a protest sopa and pipa banner! please? (:

        1. I’ll talk to our website guy.. 

          Meanwhile, I’ll feature this post so it stays on the front page =p

          1. If phandroid doesn’t at least do some Kind of banner. you will have lost all respect and failed!

          2. I dont know about loosing respect but you guys should also Be Blacking out

      3. ha ha chris your hilarious funny how i always looked up to you even though you live so close and started with a g1 same time i did lol

    2. you should. The more the better

  2. phandroid really should do something too, your website is affected just as much as any, you have hacking sections in your forums which from time to time may have a discussion or two on grey area stuff, which is enough to shut you down… do the right thing and blackout!

  3. how the heck do we protest this ,, becuase this is more important than voting for the new president becuase this affects me dir3ctly

    1. Go to google click the black bar sign the petition and contact your state representatives.

      1. I wish I had a state rep :( 
        (DC res.)

        1. You do, she participates in panels and debates but doesn’t vote.

          So call her:  http://www.norton.house.gov/

  4. I Facebook shared to sign up to protest and also on G+

  5. Craigslist is too.

  6. I add to my facebook and ask for sign up Petiton!!!! And you should black cover on Phandroid!!!

  7. ██████ I ███ █████████ ███████ ████ █████ ████████ ██████ ███ █████████ █████ ████████ do ███████ ██████ ███ █████ █████████ ████████ ██████ ███ █████████ ███ █████████ ███ ████████ █████████ not ██████ approve ███████ 

  8. XDA-developers.com is also black, and has gotten 9,902 pledges to contact congress in the last 73 minutes. They’re going back online after 50,000, which at this rate should be in 4 or 5 hours at most (1 – 2pm EST)

  9. C’mon Phandroid you are doing nothing??  Androidpolice is doing their part.

  10. Signed and shared on FB and G+.

  11. Everyone on here needs to sign that and share it on every social network they are on!



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  13. craigslist is doing the same too

  14. this popped up today, what gives?

    1. I think it’s lame that Phandroid still hasn’t made any kind of statement or apology regarding that warning.

  15. nm censorship is a good idea… start above

  16. I guess its ok..But u might change your mind if u check this…goo.gl/yf3nq

  17. I dont believe it.Not after i found this…shrt.st/2cdw

  18. So could I get in trouble for using Brad Pitt’s picture as my avatar?

  19. my roomate’s aunt makes $73 hourly on the laptop. She has been fired for 8 months but last month her pay was $8507 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more here…cli.gs/m18gsvp

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