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Homeland Security wrongfully seizes domain names on child porn grounds

• thehill.com/blogs
 
In a recent round of domain name seizures, the Justice and Homeland Security Departments shut down 84,000 websites that hadn't broken the law, falsely accusing them of child pornography crimes, according to TorrentFreak. The websites were replaced with a banner that read: "Advertisement, distribution, transportation, receipt, and possession of child pornography constitute federal crimes that carry penalties for first time offenders of up to 30 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, forfeiture and restitution." After the error was identified, it took about three days for some of the websites to go live again, rather than redirecting to this banner, according to the report. Homeland Security's ICE unit had a warrant to seize the websites, but reportedly took down many that had not broken the law. The domain provider, FreeDNS, was taken by surprise: "Freedns.afraid.org has never allowed this type of abuse of its DNS service. We are working to get the issue sorted as quickly as possible," the owner said.

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Comment by Dracula Tepish
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bet any thing that janet the maggot the faggot queer dog face freak has more kiddy porno on her computer than anybody why dont they check her or is it cousin it

from the adams family

why are they doing this why i tell you why big brother is a paedophile in charge


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