Thursday, February 25th, 2010
John Young and Deborah Natsios’ whistleblower archive Cryptome has long been a thorn in the flesh of US government agencies. But if my memory serves correctly, none of them ever managed to do what Microsoft did today: shut the site down.
Network Solutions shut off the lights in response to a DMCA notice, after Cryptome published a 22-page Microsoft document outlining how the company stores private user data in its web-connected servers. The document also explains how government agencies can access that personal data.
More at Wired News, and you can download the disputed PDF here. More at ReadWriteWeb, with comments from the EFF.
[ Photo: John Young of Cryptome, shot by Declan McCullagh, NYC, 2001.]