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Anonymous Accuses San Francisco Startup of Protecting Security of ISIS-Related Websites

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    Anonymous has repeatedly called out a San Francisco startup for allegedly protecting the security of ISIS-related websites.

    The hacker collective has been warning CloudFlare, an Internet security firm, to stop providing its security filter to websites deemed to be affiliated with ISIS activity.

    CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince told Business Insider the threats aren't to be taken seriously, especially from a collective that employs the company.

    "I'd suggest this was armchair analysis by kids — it's hard to take seriously," he said. "Anonymous uses us for some of its sites, despite pressure from some quarters for us to take Anonymous sites offline."

    Prince told the publication that CloudFlare has no plans to stop supporting these websites unless compelled through U.S. legal channels.

    Anonymous has been posting missives to CloudFlare all year, including videos posted to YouTube in April and June.

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