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U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs

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posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 03:42 PM
Must be individual blogs, my girlfriend has a craft blog and hers is with Wordpress, i can still see it fine.


posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 06:37 PM
reply to post by stirling

It's totally unrelated, its subdomain is working:

posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 03:01 AM
This could be a practice run testing ways of shutting down blogs.

All the gov't has to do is get some pirated material onto the servers hosting the blogs and they can destroy them all.

In theory?

posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 04:48 AM
Again this is a slippery slope. Give them an inch they will take a mile. There are alot of unknowns here and ramifications will be interesting.

posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 05:52 AM
reply to post by CX

Right because it's a craft blog.

If something is general information, and deemed harmless by TPTB then it's allowed.

If a blog has real information that could help explain what's really going on in this Matrix it's deleted.

Censorship of all real information is taking place and it's being done very slowly so that it's not noticeable.

The noose is being tightened but again gradually so as not to upset the public.

Information is power.

[edit on 18-7-2010 by ofhumandescent]

posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 06:36 AM
I seriously wish the op would have checked his facts before posting, wordpress aint and wont shutdown folks, quit fearmongering.
if theres any individual site that hosted 70 thousand of such blogs chances are that there was some abuse going on there, or something not right cuz it doesn't sound right.

posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:25 AM
Maybe the article is written in a confusion manner or some people just can't figure it out but it was not that was shut down. It was a website of 73,000 wordpress blogs hosted on a website called, Blogetery

And the government did not shut down the website. They made a complaint to the hosting company BurstNet and BurstNet decided to pull the plug on the service citing numerous abuses and violations.

[edit on 18-7-2010 by zerotime]

posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 03:50 PM
Uggh.. by all means, conspiracy theorists go nuts:

Turns out the site had terror links to al-queida. As a member of Law Enforcement here in the states I get twitchy when the Feds shut down websites invoking the terrorist link BS.

I try to keep in mind they have more info than we do.. But couple that with the most recent law allowing the President to shut the net down.......

Something jsut does not sound right with this explanation at all.

posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 04:05 PM

A popular website that hosted more than 70,000 bloggers was shut
down suddenly last week after the FBI informed its chief technology officer
that the site contained hit lists, bomb-making documents and links to
Al Qaeda materials, it was reported on Monday.

Also may be related, but not sure

A young North Carolina man who has moved to Yemen appears
to be the editor-in-chief of a flashy new Al Qaeda magazine that
features bomb-making instructions and an article by Usama bin
Laden, U.S. officials said Monday.

Samir Khan, a 24-year-old American citizen who left the country
last October, is believed to be the top editor of Inspire, a newly
launched online magazine that seeks to recruit members of
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – the notorious terror group's
Yemeni branch that is linked to the attempted bombing of a
Detroit-bound U.S. flight last Christmas.

The 67-page online publication, written in colloquial English and
launched last month, features flashy graphics and punchy headlines
like "Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom,” as well an article
on global warming said to be written by Bin Laden.

[edit on 19-7-2010 by boondock-saint]

posted on Jul, 31 2010 @ 02:45 PM
I think it is basic tyranny to try and police the internet. It is one of the few places without a massive level of policing and control, and long may it stay like that. Most politicians have no clue how it works anyway (hence Obama's internet kill switch).

As for stealing films, I would pay for a copy of a good film that was worth the money, but most new films seem to be made to 4 standard patterns of plot, have the same actors/actresses playing the same roll and are generally too obviously made as money-making excursions and not statements of art.

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