March 22, 2003

Cyberterrorism and the Freedom-To-Tinker blog

Sign of the times! ...

I just checked Edward Felten's blog and saw a posting "We're Back (Mostly)", where he writes (my emphasis):

We're back on the air after roughly thirty-six hours of downtime. Apparently the server that brings you Freedom to Tinker (along with many unrelated sites hosted by the same web hosting provider) has had its hard drives impounded by the authorities as part of a cyberterrorism investigation. The last week or so of backup tapes were impounded too, so everything I have written since March 14 is apparently lost.

If you have copies of any of my postings since March 14, please email them to me, along with their original URL (if available), so I can recover. Thanks for your help.

Well, I've had a little experience with vanishing websites, so I tried to see if I could dig up some posts.

Nothing useful in the Google cache that I could find, try Google search for March and

Check local caches,

var HOST = '';

is a good string to search for.

But the postings had expired by now.

Sorry, I tried.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in politics | on March 22, 2003 10:03 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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