Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Feb 2012 12:02 UTC
Internet & Networking "The federal government has been paying lip service to the idea that it wants to encourage new businesses and startups in the US. And this is truly important to the economy, as studies have shown that almost all of the net job growth in this country is coming from internet startups. Thankfully some politicians recognize this, but the federal government seems to be going in the other direction. With the JotForm situation unfolding, where the US government shut down an entire website with no notice or explanation, people are beginning to recognize that the US is not safe for internet startups." Not an issue today per se, but if the US government keeps this up, they do run a risk of lobotomising their technology sector.
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RE[2]: Safe harbor
by Tuishimi on Mon 20th Feb 2012 01:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Safe harbor"
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I don't think that is true if it has to do with the secret service. And it was reinstated not long thereafter once an investigation by the SS was completed.

This isn't generally the baliwick of the secret service so SOMETHING was going on. Or they THOUGHT something was going on and we likely won't hear all the details that it involved. We may here some details, but I wouldn't trust that we are hearing all of them.

It just happened that this came after the other recent takedown, garnering attention of the same sort when I doubt the circumstances were similar.

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