This is a slippery slope. The hacking collective Anonymous, the one that declared war on ISIS, is accusing CloudFlare of siding with the enemy. Rob Price:
CloudFlare is a service that helps websites stay online in the face of overwhelming traffic. It acts as an intermediary or filter and is a vital protection against DDoS attacks (in which someone sends huge amounts of traffic at a site in an attempt to make it collapse under the weight).
The six-year-old company doesn’t discriminate when it comes to picking customers. It has even been accused of protecting dozens websites affiliated with ISIS.
What’s next? Are internet providers and telcos to be accused of allowing ISIS to use the internet? Are power companies to be accused of allowing ISIS to use electricity?
Much ado over not much, me thinks.