A software engineer wants to take down the Whitehouse.gov site to oppose Trump’s inauguration.
By Michael Kan
When Donald Trump is inaugurated as the U.S. President on Friday, Juan Soberanis intends to protest the event — digitally.
His San Francisco-based protest platform is calling on Americans to oppose Trump’s presidency by visiting the Whitehouse.gov site and overloading it with too much traffic. In effect, he’s proposing a distributed denial-of-service attack, an illegal act under federal law. But Soberanis doesn’t see it that way.
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