Boycott SOPA app brings activism to Android
So far the push back against SOPA has been felt far and wide. Most notably, GoDaddy reportedly lost 72,354 domains in one week after supporting SOPA, which caused the hosting company to change its position on the bill. This chain of events once again proves that in today’s capitalistic society, money and consumer’s purchasing power reign as the most powerful form of protest.
The Boycott SOPA app looks to combine that purchasing power with a free, easy to use Android app that can help you find out if the item you are about to purchase is the product of a SOPA supporter. The app relies on the ZXing Barcode Scanner app that is used for a myriad of other apps and functions – everything from price comparisons to nutritional information lookups.
Once both apps are installed, you can scan products and the app will either give you a green check, signifying the company does not support SOPA, or a red X, which indicates the company supports SOPA. This information can be used to dictate purchasing decisions, in turn denying revenue to companies that continue to support SOPA.
If you’re interested in protesting from the comfort of your Android phone, head on over to the Market and download Boycott SOPA for free.
source: ExtremeTech via Anonymous (@YourAnonNews)
1. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
About time someone talked about SOPA in here it's outrageous and needs to be stopped. Send your Senator a letter telling them that you will consider not voting for him/her if they where to support this madness. This cannot pass!
4. JC557 (Posts: 1245; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
They won't listen until we bring in a suitcase full of money. Even then it'll be hard because we would need a steady supply of it that the media companies give.
I;d say weed out the corrupt, take 'em out to the public for a hanging.
3. Stuntman (Posts: 828; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
If you support SOPA, drink pop. If you oppose SOPA, drink beer. :)