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Update: Network Solutions Shuts Down Cryptome.org

Whistleblower siteĀ Cryptome's ISP, Network Solutions, has just shut down Cryptome.org for posting a leaked copy of Microsoft's 22-page guide detailing surveillance services Microsoft will perform for law enforcement agencies on its various online platforms; Microsoft attacked the post under the guise of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Network Solutions has also locked the domain, preventing it from being transferred to another ISP.

Previously, Network Solutions had set Cryptome's ultimatum for removing the file at February 25th; upon receiving Cryptome's DMCA counter notification, Cryptome editor John Young says they pulled the plug.

Read more about it in our most recent update to the Cryptome saga.

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Site Leaks Microsoft Online Surveillance Guide, MS Demands Takedown Under Copyright Law (UPDATE 6)

Cryptome, a whistleblower site that regularly leaks sensitive documents from governments and corporations, is in hot water again: this time, for publishing Microsoft's "Global Criminal Compliance Handbook," a comprehensive, 22-page guide running down the surveillance services Microsoft will perform for law enforcement agencies on its various online platforms, which includes detailed instructions for IP address extraction. You can find the guide here (warning: PDF). not anymore.

Microsoft has demanded that Cryptome take down the guide -- on the grounds that it constitutes a "copyrighted [work] published by Microsoft." Yesterday, at 5pm, Cryptome editor John Young received a notice from his site's host, Network Solutions, bearing a stiff ultimatum: citing the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), Network Solutions told him that unless he takes the "copyrighted material" down, they will "disable [his] website" on Thursday, February 25, 2010.

So far, Young refuses to budge.

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