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Boycott SOPA – Android app scans barcodes to help identify SOPA supporters

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Boycott SOPA is a free Android application which scans barcodes to help you identify manufacturers which are SOPA supporters. The idea is for you to use it when out shopping to make sure you’re not inadvertently supporting this attack on the Internet by spending money on a supporter made product.

Yes sure, I know that the legislators claim to have ditched the act, but PIPA is still in the pipeline and there will be other attempts to do this kind of thing, so the current word on the Internet is be vigilant, and let them know we’re being vigilant.

What it is: A free android application that you can use to scan bar codes to help identify if products are either created by or intimately related to SOPA supporting companies. There are currently over 800 brands/companies on our list. The list currently being used by the application is available on our website listed below.

This application will help you identify goods of companies which according to publically avaliable sources appear to have been supporting SOPA as of approx. January 5th 2011, but the list will be updated as we go.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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