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Tuesday, 20 July 2010 10:50

ISP shuts down entire site over terror blog link

Written by Nick Farell


Overreact much?
An ISP has confirmed it has shut down a blogging site and killed off 70,000 blogs because one of them had terrorist links.

Most of the blogs were completely innocent but for the sake of one dodgy ones, the US has decided they must all be shut off. Burstnet switched off Blogetery.com after a blog contained a link to “terrorist material", an al-Qaeda "hit list" and also posted "bomb-making instructions".

Burstnet said it acted after receiving "a notice of a critical nature from law enforcement officials". But Blogetery.com said its server had been "terminated without any notification or explanation."
The complaint came from the FBI who told BurstNet on 9 July that al-Qaeda materials had been found on Blogetery's servers.

The 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. The FBI did not ask for any websites to be shut down.

Nick Farell

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+5 #1 droid_hunter 2010-07-20 12:12
Abuse of power thats what it is. And all it takes is a fake claim of al-Qaeda somehow being involved, for them to shut down whatever they want.
 
 
+8 #2 JAB Creations 2010-07-20 12:37
70,000 blogs shut down on the account of a single suspected terrorist blog? That's called communism because nothing short of it has any lack of respect for western civilization.
 
 
+8 #3 valhar2000 2010-07-20 16:01
Quoting JAB Creations:
70,000 blogs shut down on the account of a single suspected terrorist blog? That's called communism because nothing short of it has any lack of respect for western civilization.


Welcome to 1950's America!
 
 
+3 #4 yasin 2010-07-20 16:51
you guys still scared to death of commies over there?get real, thats the past
 
 
-11 #5 blandead 2010-07-20 20:49
who really cares if some bloggers get shut down for a while. if its a suspected terrorist post its worth it. big deal you can't read some blogs vs what if someone dies though you don't care either way except complain about communism. stfu
 

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