Tuesday, July 20, 2010

BBC News - Thousands of blogs shut down over 'terrorist material'

A scary sign of the times

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.

BBC News - Thousands of blogs shut down over 'terrorist material'

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