O grande braço da lei… (ou poder ilimitado dos governos)
Sim, o blog ficou fora do ar um tempão. Eu não estava tendo muito tempo prá atualizar, mas nas poucas tentativas que fiz, não consegui. Simplesmente todos os domínios do servidor que me hospeda estavam fora do ar. Agora veio a explicação. Uma amostra da força de um governo. De qualquer um. Era prá acabar com uma fraude (ou duas, vá). Mas, extrapolando, não deixa de ser um grande alerta sobre a importância do controle social, da participação e do exercício da cidadania quando – e se – for preciso se colocar na oposição ao uso abusivo do poder:
I know many users are wondering what happend for about 4-5 days to 275mb.com. As everyone noticed are sites were not accessible (except for our paid sites) and none of our users could access their account.
The reason for all this was our domain was put on hold by enom, a domain registrar. The government emailed us many times telling us to shut down two fradulent websites. For some reason Yahoo Mail put these emails in the bulk folder of our email so we did not get the message. The government apparently called Kevin (owner of 275mb.com) but he did not get a call or a voicemail. Because of this, the government was forced to contact our domain registrar and shut down the domain until we removed the sites. Every email we sent to Enom took about 24 hours for a response from them, therefore we didn’t figure out what the problem was til after about 4 days.
We are very sorry for all the trouble. Everything is back up and working. We are going to host our forums on a different host so next time if anything were to happen we could update everyone on what exactly is wrong.
Everything should be up and working. For any more questions please visit our forums.