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Verio to Shut Off Controversial Web Site April 30, 2007

Posted by tkcollier in Geopolitics, News, Politics.

PC World – Verio to Shut Off Controversial Web Site
Cryptome.org, a Web site that sometimes posts documents about government policy and intelligence, received a short letter from its ISP (Internet service provider), Verio, indicating that the site would be terminated on Friday. Verio, owned by NTT Communications Corp., said the termination is due to violation of its acceptable use policy.

Cryptome.org has run afoul of Verio’s policy before but historically the ISP has allowed the site to rectify the violation either by removing a document or proving that posting the document doesn’t breach any laws. This time, Verio hasn’t offered Cryptome.org that opportunity and also hasn’t specified how exactly the site violates the rules, said John Young, Cryptome.org’s founder, in a note on the site.


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