Blogetery.com refuses to quit despite al-Qaeda charges

A month ago, it appeared that Blogetery.com, a blog platform that claims more than 70,000 publications, would never be heard from again.

A month ago, it appeared that Blogetery.com, a blog platform that claims more than 70,000 publications, would never be heard from again.

The service was shut down last month by its Web host after FBI agents alleged the terrorist group al-Qaeda was using the platform to distribute recruiting materials, bomb-making tips, and the names of people targeted by the organization for assassination. But against all the odds, Alexander Yusupov, Blogetery's operator, brought it back.

Burst.net, the company that provided Web access for Blogetery, initially said Blogetery was being booted at the request of law enforcement officials who were investigating the terrorist materials allegedly found on Blogetery (CNET reported that the FBI was the investigating agency). Burst.net later said that Blogetery was closed down because of multiple Terms of Service violations.

For more on this story, read Terrorists, FBI can't sink Blogetery on CNET News.

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