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.