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Black Tuesday

I break from my schedule to remind you folks that today, the Supreme Court deliberates on the constitutionality of Republic Act No. 10175, otherwise known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

There will be rallies and online protests to mark the day; while I’m lukewarm to the idea of online hacktivism as an avenue of protest, I wholeheartedly promote supporting  these protests.

At the same time, there will be a forum to be held by the Department of Justice for aid in drafting the implementing rules and regulations of the law. For those who wish to be part of ensuring that the law, if passed, does not become abusive, you may want to head to the DoJ on Padre Faura. This is open to the public.

The above-said forum will also be live-streamed from this link.

Go forth and exercise your right to peaceful protest. Let’s beat this thing before it becomes a real threat to online democracy in this country.

Here’s Dream Theater’s New Millennium to get you guys pumped up:

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