73,000 WordPress Blogs Shutdown By U.S. Authorities…..Are We Next? (UPDATEX2!)

After the U.S. Government took action against several sites connected to movie streaming recently, nerves are jangling over the possibility that this is just the beginning of a wider crackdown. Now it appears that a free blogging platform has been taken down by its hosting provider on orders from the U.S. authorities on grounds of “a history of abuse”. More than 73,000 blogs are out of action as a result.

http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-au…

Oh…they gone done did it now.

No explanation given to the hosts, not even a canned one of “we’re sorry for the inconvenience”.  

Just nothing, plug pulled, fuck you, we’re the government.



(Update 1)

We’re thinking these two things have something to do with the newly launched assault:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog…

http://www.mpaa.org/resources/…



(Update 2)

BurstNet is claiming they’re sworn to secrecy and that the data from the downed sites cannot be retrieved.

http://gadgetsteria.com/2010/0…

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  1. Piratez fight back 😛

  2. But yet they wont wont apply a tariff tax to keep jobs in this country. idiots

  3. …. is the one who is 1) a war hawk

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/ind

    and 2) the US purveyor of the Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, other stuff

    http://articles.latimes.com/20

    and into funding millions to certain rt wing think tanks, Brookings, Center for Mid East policy, etc

    this is peanuts compared to what he gives to those other sources

    http://www.newsmeat.com/media_

    He made a billion and a half dollars when he and Murdoch sold Fox Family Worldwide to Michael Eisner

    http://www.newyorker.com/repor


    Behind Saban’s theatrics, Krane concluded, was an intellect as powerful as any he had encountered. Moreover, Saban’s eagerness to minimize his taxes provided an abundance of the confounding problems Krane loved. In one major project, in 1988, Krane set up a company in the Netherlands Antilles as a tax haven, to handle all of Saban’s foreign distribution of programming. As a result, Saban paid nothing in taxes on his profits in any foreign country. Krane estimated that over the years this strategy had saved Saban at least a hundred million dollars.

    http://www.newyorker.com/repor

    Brookings Institute and the Cat Food Commission panel to cut Social Security and raise the retirement age to 70

    http://firedoglake.com/2010/06

    and Senator Palpatine from CT is pushing that internet “kill switch”

    gee, what a coincidence.  

  4. to read this thoroughly yet and the comments thereto.  I have to tell you though that I’ve recently had an experience (which seems on-going by the very ones who sold us out re the NSA!

    I hope to get back to this tomorrow — in the meantime, thank you.

    May I make a slight suggestion to you JSR?  Although your handle is great, it’s also quite distracting from your words — at least as is my experience.  I don’t know how others feel about it — but, I offer it as something to, perhaps, ponder!  No slight intended, I assure you!  🙂

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