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Blogetery Shutdown Due To al-Qaeda Info 330

Archness1 writes "Over the weekend we discussed news that blog host had been shut down at the request of the US government. Now, it appears the site was shut down because some of the blogs it was hosting contained information on al-Qaeda hit lists and bomb making. According to the article, shut down Blogetery of its own accord after the FBI made a request to the host for information on the people who made the posts. '[ CTO Joe Marr] said the FBI contacted and sent a Voluntary Emergency Disclosure of Information request. The letter said terrorist material, which presented a threat to American lives, was found on a server hosted by and asked for specific information about the people involved. In the FBI's letter, the agency included a clause that says Web hosts and Internet service providers may voluntarily elect to shut down the sites of customers involved in these kinds of situations.'"
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Blogetery Shutdown Due To al-Qaeda Info

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