Attacco a Cryptome

«Dear Mr. Young,

This letter is to notify you that we are terminating your service for violation of our Acceptable Use Policy, effective Friday May 4, 2007. We are providing you with two week notice to locate another service provider.»

Da queste poche righe Cryptome, il sito di controinformazione di John Young (foto) ha appreso che il suo provider smetterà di fornirgli il servizio di hosting.

Il provider non fornisce alcuna spiegazione salvo accusare Cryptome di «Violazione delle policy di uso». Non è chiaro quale sia il legame tra questa misura e l'attività di Cryptome, un sito che funziona come una raccolta di informazioni relative a libertà di espressione, privacy, crittografia, oltre a documenti segreti dei governi di tutto il mondo. Noto anche per aver pubblicato foto segrete di soldati statunitensi morti in Iraq e liste di agenti dell'intelligence americana, Young ha avuto diversi problemi con la legge, comprese alcune visite della Fbi.

Ora il gestore di Cryptome si chiede se dietro alla decisione del suo provider ci siano pressioni governative o azioni legali segrete. Per saperlo, chiede ai responsabili del provider di scrivergli in forma anonima, se necessario per tutelare il loro posto di lavoro.

Update 2 maggio 2007: Cryptome è ora raggiungibile a questo indirizzo: http://cryptome.sabotage.org/

Sul Cryptome si trova la trascrizione delle comunicazioni tra Verio e Young:

Dear Mr. Young, This letter is to notify you that we are terminating your service for violation of our Acceptable Use Policy, effective Friday May 4, 2007. We are providing you with two week notice to locate another service provider. Sincerely, VERIO INC. an NTT Communications Company [Signed] Danna Thompson Legal Department Verio Inc. 8005 S. Chester Street Suite 200 Englewood, CO 80112 www.verio.com


Cryptome note:This notice of termination is surprising for Verio has been consistently supportive of freedom of information against those who wish to suppress it. Since 1999 Cryptome has received a number of e-mailed notices from Verio's legal department in response to complaints from a variety of parties, ranging from British intelligence to alleged copyright holders to persons angry that their vices have been exposed (see below). In every case Verio has heretofore accepted Cryptome's explanation for publishing material, and in some cases removal of the material, and service has continued.In this latest instance there was no notice received from Verio describing the violation of acceptable use to justify termination of service prior to receipt of the certified letter, thus no opportunity to understand or respond to the basis for termination.It may be wondered if Verio was threatened by an undisclosable means, say by an National Security Letter or by a confidential legal document or by a novel attack not yet aired. Every few months our Verio service rep, Warren Gleicher, Senior Account Manager, (wgleicher[at]verio.net) writes to see if service is satifactory. Danna and Warren: Cryptome would appreciate your telling what has led to the termination for publication. Send the information anonymously if necessary to keep your jobs.

April 28, 2007 | Posted in: controllo | Comments Closed

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