icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Whistleblower website back online after Microsoft withdraws complaint

US whistleblower website Cryptome is up and running again, after a complaint by Microsoft saw it taken offline. Microsoft alleged it had posted a document classified for law enforcement agency use only.

The company then asked internet managers to block Cryptome – shutting it down – before later relenting and allowing it back on-line.

Cryptome's owner says the US government was behind the complaint.

“They haven’t found a way to shut us down, that is why they are using a subterfuge like copyright. And this is part of the worldwide phenomenon to clamp down on the Internet using copyright and a variety of other civil means, rather than openly doing it by law enforcement,” John Young says.