A Popular Website Shut Down for Terrorism ReasonAdded: Monday, July 26th, 2010
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A couple days ago the rumors surfaced that a popular website Blogetery.com has been shut down thanks to an anti-piracy campaign held by ICE. However, the site’s web host Burst.net announced later that it was done within the frames of FBI investigation related to terrorist activities.
Blogetery.com used to host more than 73,000 blogs before an FBI investigation has resulted in the immediate shutdown of the website. After the accusations had been confirmed, the web host pulled the plug on the website.
When the users found the site blocked, the panic arose. The rumors were that the site was closed down because of the anti-piracy crackdown committed by ICE on the RIAA’s request. The rumors dissolved only after ICE, the RIAA and the FBI altogether announced another reason of shutdown – terrorism activity found on the site, including allegations of Al-Qaeda posting a hit list along with instructions on how to create bombs.
Burst.net, the biggest web hosting provider in the Northeast Pennsylvania, has officially released the explanation of what has happened with the blogging service. On July 9, the hosting provider received a warning from law enforcement officials who asked it to reveal data on the ownership of the Blogetery.com blogging service. The reason was that the officials have found a post linking to content of terrorist kind, like bomb-making instructions and a hit list of terrorist group, on the website. After studying the matter, Burst.net drew a conclusion that the posted content not only potentially incited dangerous activities, but also specifically infringed the web host’s “Acceptable Use Policy”, which strictly prohibits posting the material of such kind. Based on this conclusion, the law enforcement officials’ request and the fact that the blogging service has already had a record of abuse previously, Burst.net decided to immediately disable the website’s system.
It’s not a surprise that authorities worked so quickly – Burst.net is a web host based in US. However, it’s not clear yet if even an announcement directly from the hosting provider would be able to dissolve the rumors about anti-piracy crackdowns and censorship sweeps. It’s easy to understand – it would be much easier to push a headlines related to violating free speech rights. Well, at least the real facts and reason have been published.
July 26th, 2010Posted by:
Monday, July 26th, 2010
|Whats next The Bin Laden my space page or twitter. This must be one of those Cyber terrorism issues they talked about in Can You Hack It. No wonder we couldn't find him. He's hidden in a cave blogging.|
Thx for the read Sam
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