First They Came… Internet Edition

Curtailing your liberties in the name of freedom.

Curtailing your liberties in the name of freedom.

First they came for torrent trackers, and I did not speak out, because I wasn’t downloading from them. (Often, anyway.)

Then they came for MegaUpload, and I did not speak out, because I wasn’t storing files in the cloud.

Then they came for Aaron Swartz, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, Aaron Auernheimer, and Barrett Brown, and I did not speak out, because I wasn’t a hacktivist.

Then they came for Google, Apple, Yahoo!, Facebook, and Microsoft, and I did not speak out, because I wasn’t working for Google, Apple, Yahoo!, Facebook, or Microsoft.

Then they came for LavaBit and Secret Circle, and I did not speak out, because I use unencrypted email.

Then they came for GrokLaw, and I did not speak out, because I wasn’t a legal activist.

Then they came for me, and no one spoke out, because I was the only person left on the internet.

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