An Unusual Service Glitch for Pinboard

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Every year we see a few service failures from big names due to limited resources, unanticipated growth, hacking or just plain negligence. Pinboard, a bookmarking website, has slightly different problem:

The F.B.I. seized Web servers in a raid on a data center early Tuesday, causing several Web sites, including those run by the New York publisher Curbed Network, to go offline.

Well, dang. That's different.

Sergej Ostroumow of Digital One said, in an email:

"This problem is caused by the F.B.I., not our company. In the night F.B.I. has taken 3 enclosures with equipment plugged into them, possibly including your server — we can not check it.”