Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blog shut down over terrorist material posted on site

"one thing about the internet is that nothing is really kept hidden away forever".

O.K. So the FBI Stepped in and informed BurstNet that it's Blog hosting service was hosting a site that was being used by Al Qaida sympathizers who had a running list of Americans and bomb making Techniques .

Why did they shut down their whole service ?

Usually you would shut down the offending site , but this time , They decided to lump everyone together and terminate service to over 70,000 blogs .

Sumpthin be fishy here (FBI)

A web hosting company has said it shut down a blogging platform that was home to over 70,000 bloggers because a "link to terrorist material" and an al-Qaeda "hit list" was posted to the site.

BurstNet said Blogetery.com also posted "bomb-making instructions".

The company said it acted after receiving "a notice of a critical nature from law enforcement officials".

But the move has angered bloggers who use the platform and say they were given no notice of the shutdown.

In response Blogetery.com said its server had been "terminated without any notification or explanation."

The site added that it is trying to resolve the situation.
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BurstNet defended its position.

"The posted material, in addition to potentially inciting dangerous activities, specifically violated the BurstNet acceptable use policy" said the web host firm.

BurstNet also claimed that the site had a history of previous abuse.

The news blog Cnet.com reported that officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) told BurstNet on 9 July that al-Qaeda materials had been found on Blogetery's servers.

It also claimed that material allegedly found on the server included "the names of American citizens targeted for assassination by al-Qaeda" as well as messages from Osama bin Laden and other leaders of the terrorist organisation.

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