Blogetery Closure Due To Bomb-Making Tips; Still Not Clear Why Entire Site Went Down

from the overreact-much? dept

Last week, we were confused as to why 73,000 blogs from Blogetery were taken offline due to some unnamed government agency, and now details are starting to come out. Greg Sandoval at News.com, has the latest, noting that the FBI told Blogetery's ISP, Burst.net, that there were bomb making tips found on the site, and rather than just getting rid of that one blog, Burst.net (not the FBI) decided to take down the entire Blogetery account. Either way, as we noted originally, taking down all 73,000 blogs seems like a total overreaction -- it's just that the overreaction was by Burst.net, rather than the FBI (who didn't even tell Burst.net to take down that one page -- but just requested info on who had created the page).
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Filed Under: blogs, takedown
Companies: blogetery, burst.net


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    bschmalz81401, 19 Jul 2010 @ 1:33pm

    BurstNET Press Release

    https://www.burst.net/news/blogetry.shtml Due to this violation and the fact that the site had a history of previous abuse, BurstNET® elected to immediately disable the system.

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