A blogging platform that claimed to service more than 70,000 blogs was mysteriously booted from the Internet by its Web-hosting company, and we are getting a clearer picture of how that happened.
Blogetery.com was shut down after FBI agents informed executives of Burst.net--Blogetery's Web host--that links to al-Qaeda materials were found on Blogetery's servers, Joe Marr, chief technology officer for Burst.net, told CNET. Sources close to the investigation say that included in those materials were the names of American citizens targeted for assassination by al-Qaeda. Messages from Osama bin Laden and other leaders of the terrorist organization, as well as bomb-making tips, were also allegedly found on the server.
Marr said Friday the company would return a copy of Blogetery's blogs but it has removed all of the material linked to al-Qaeda. Alexander Yusupov, Blogetery's owner, said he will post the information at "Amazon EC2 cloud hosting, ASAP." Marr said Burst.net will not host Blogetery again.
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