The government has shut down 73K WordPress sites, via @Beregond

Friday, July 16th, 2010

div class=Amp_Commentary_Wrapdiv class=Amp_Post_TextpUm, WTH? Anyone with more info on this?br /
/p/div/divdiv class=Amp_Content_Outerdiv class=Amp_Top_Wrapdiv class=Amp_Source_FirstspanAmplifyrsquo;d from a rel=clipsource target=_blank title=http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/ href=http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/torrentfreak.com/a/span/div/divdiv class=Amp_Middle_Wrapblockquote class=Amp_Content_Item cite=http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0trtdh2 id=AutoGeneratedID-0U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs/h2/td/tr/table/blockquotediv class=Amp_Content_Hr/divblockquote class=Amp_Content_Item cite=http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0trtdp id=AutoGeneratedID-1After 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 #8220;a history of abuse#8221;. More than 73,000 blogs are out of action as a result./p/td/tr/table/blockquotediv class=Amp_Content_Hr/divblockquote class=Amp_Content_Item cite=http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0trtdp id=AutoGeneratedID-2Hot on the heels of recent threats from Vice President Joe Biden and Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel directed at sites offering unauthorized movies and music, last month U.S. authorities targeted several sites they claimed were connected to the streaming of infringing video material./p/td/tr/table/blockquotediv class=Amp_Content_Hr/divblockquote class=Amp_Content_Item cite=http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0trtdp id=AutoGeneratedID-3Fears remain, however, that this action is only the beginning, and that more sites will be targeted as the months roll on. Indeed, TorrentFreak has already received information that other sites, so far unnamed in the media, are being monitored by the authorities on copyright grounds./p/td/tr/table/blockquotediv class=Amp_Content_Hr/divblockquote class=Amp_Content_Item cite=http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/table cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0trtdp id=AutoGeneratedID-4Now, according to the owner of a free WordPress platform which hosts more than a rel=nofollow href=http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:kg7EPbQlvSgJ:blogetery.com/contact/+blogetery.com/contactcd=1hl=enct=clnkgl=usclient=firefox-a73,000 blogs/a, his network of sites has been completely shut down on the orders of the authorities./pspan class=Amp_Source_Buttona rel=clipsource target=_blank title=http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/ href=http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/Read more at torrentfreak.com/a/span/td/tr/table/blockquote/divdiv class=Amp_Bottom_Wrapnbsp;/div/divdiv class=Amp_LinkSee this Amp at a href=http://bit.ly/9zFTgohttp://bit.ly/9zFTgo/a/divbr/