CloudFlare is Accused by Anonymous of Helping ISIS


Anonymous has attacked web services startup CloudFlare for providing protection against cyber attacks to pro-Isis websites.




The company protects customers against the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks popular amongst groups like Anonymous by routing connections through its own content delivery network. By weeding out malicious connections, it prevents DDoS attacks from succeeding in their goal of overwhelming a website with traffic so that it collapses.




But according to members of Anonymous, which has reaffirmed its yearlong “war” against Isis following the Paris attacks, that technology is also being used by pro-Isis websites to protect themselves against the hacktivist collective’s attempts to bring down their servers.
The week before the Paris attacks, Ghost Security Group, an Anonymous-affiliated “counter-terrorism network”, counted almost 40 websites that use CloudFlare’s services to protect their content. According to GhostSec, 34 were propaganda websites, four were discussion forums, and two offered technical services.
Such accusations are nothing new to CloudFlare, which has long argued that it is not its job to police content on its network. In August 2013, in response to similar allegations from James Cook, a reporter at the Kernel magazine, the company’s chief executive Matthew Prince published a blogpost laying out its view on free speech on its network.
Prince wrote:  "A website is speech. It is not a bomb. There is no imminent danger it creates and no provider has an affirmative obligation to monitor and make determinations about the theoretically harmful nature of speech a site may contain" 



In response to the latest criticism from Anonymous, Prince has redoubled his stance. 
“I did see a Twitter handle said that they were mad at us,” he told The Register. “I’d suggest this was armchair analysis by kids – it’s hard to take seriously. Anonymous uses us for some of its sites, despite pressure from some quarters for us to take Anonymous sites offline.”
“Even if we were hosting sites for Isis, it wouldn’t be of any use to us … I should imagine those kinds of people pay with stolen credit cards and so that’s a negative for us.”
Those statements are now prompting a further call among'st Anonymous members to boycott the company altogether.

This News is from TheGuardian 


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