Escalation and Codero.com

Yesterday a well wisher determined that hate group Kiwi Farms was being hosted by service provider Codero.com. Action was swiftly taken to draw this to the company’s attention as Codero has very clear policies against hate speech and disclosure of personal information. Today Kiwi Farms reported an outage (archive here). It is unclear if this relates to host loss but verification is in progress and if necessary further action will be taken. Supporters are now able to reliably identify Kiwi Farms’ hosts on a regular basis. As Kiwi Farms breaks the terms of nearly every known hosting company, it is likely to be quickly moved on.

The incident does give an opportunity to explain a new tactic. In the past, when Kiwi Farms has been banned by hosts it has often been able to obtain refunds even when the owner has clearly committed a repudiatory breach of contract. A new approach for the anti-Kiwi campaign is to ask terminating hosts to withhold funds where they are legally entitled to do so.

For example, if a hosting company has a policy against publishing phone numbers and has to spend engineer time investigating allegations that a site has published phone numbers before terminating the account then they should withhold relevant funds.

Not all hosts will comply, but many will and the mere existence of this strategy should have a profound effect on Kiwi Farms funds. It means that Joshua Conner Moon cannot pay for significant periods of hosting in advance without risking the whole amount being lost. As pre-purchase often attracts significant discounts, this will increase the monthly costs of running Kiwi Farms even before litigation and other expenses.

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About Samuel Collingwood Smith

Samuel Collingwood Smith was born in the north of England, but his family moved south early in his life and spent most of his early years in Welwyn Garden City before attending Queen Mary, University of London, where he studied Economics. Smith was employed as a Labour Party fundraiser in the 2001 General Election, and as a Labour Party Organiser in the 2005 General Election. In 2005 Smith was elected as a Borough Councillor for Haldens Ward on Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and served for 3 years until 2008. In 2009 Smith changed sides to the Conservative party citing division within Labour ranks, Labour broken promises and Conservative improvements to local services. In 2012 Smith started to study a Graduate Diploma in Law, passing in 2014. Smith then moved on to studying a Master's Degree in Law combined with an LPC, receiving an LL.M LPC (with Commendation) in January 2017. During his study, Smith assisted several individuals in high profile court cases as a McKenzie Friend - in one case being praised by Parliamentary petition for his charitable work and legal skills. Smith is also the author of this blog, Matthew Hopkins News, that deals with case law around Family and Mental Capacity issues. the blog also opposes online drama and abuse and criticises extreme-left politicians.

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    • the Cloudflare TOS is particularly fascinating
      https://www.cloudflare.com/terms/

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      SECTION 11: INVESTIGATION
      Cloudflare reserves the right to investigate you, your business, and/or your owners, officers, directors, managers, and other principals, your sites, and the materials comprising the sites at any time. These investigations will be conducted solely for Cloudflare’s benefit, and not for your benefit or that of any third party. If the investigation reveals any information, act, or omission, which in Cloudflare’s sole opinion, constitutes a violation of any local, state, federal, or foreign law or regulation, this Agreement, or is otherwise deemed harm the Service, Cloudflare may immediately shut down your access to the Service. You agree to waive any cause of action or claim you may have against Cloudflare for such action, including but not limited to any disruption to your website. You acknowledge that Cloudflare may, at its own discretion, reveal the information about your web server to alleged copyright holders or other complaintants who have filed complaints with us.
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      ECTION 15: TERMINATION
      Cloudflare’s policy is to investigate violations of these Terms of Service and terminate repeat infringers. You agree that Cloudflare may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your Cloudflare account, any associated email address, and access to Cloudflare.com and associated Services. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to: (a) breaches or violations of the Terms of Service or other incorporated agreements or guidelines; (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies; (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions); (d) discontinuance or material modification to the Service (or any part thereof); (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems; (f) extended periods of inactivity; (g) you have engaged or are reasonably suspected to be engaged in fraudulent or illegal activities; (h) having provided false information as part of your account; (i) having failed to keep your account complete, true, and accurate; (j) any use of the Service deemed at Cloudflare’s sole discretion to be prohibited; (k) use of fraudulent payment methods; and/or (l) nonpayment of any fees owed by you in connection with Cloudflare.com and associated Services. Further, you agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in Cloudflare’s sole discretion and that Cloudflare shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your account, access to the Service, or any disruption to your services such a termination may cause. You expressly agree that in the case of a termination for cause you will not have any opportunity to cure. You further acknowledge and agree that notwithstanding any termination, your obligations to Cloudflare set forth in Sections 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25 and 26 shall survive such termination.
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  1. I am doing a little traveling but keeping up on all this and I am glad to see everyone is shitting in Joshua and his mom Candice’s Corn flakes. I bet this fucking guy cant sleep at night right now. Good job! I find it so funny these [***] are yelling crime and criminals and call the cops when they have been doing the same thing if not worse on Kiwifarms that Candice Lynn Potter site is doing to them now. Keep kicking the [*********] because they keep asking for it you guys and good job.

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