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Re: <nettime> riseup server seized
Patrice Riemens on Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:54:44 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> riseup server seized

> <https://help.riseup.net/en/seizure-2012-april>
> Server Seizure, April 2012
>    April 18th, 2012, Riseup had a server seized by the US Federal
>    Authorities. This is our press release.


This is extremely worrying  - though it has happened before, and there was
never a 'closure', judicial, political, whatever.

 This is plainly
   extra-judicial punishment and an attack on free speech and anonymity on
   the internet and serves as a chilling effect on others providers of
   anonymous remailers or other anonymous services.


-  "It's not a bug, it's a feature"  (M$ Corporation)

-  "This is not a warning, this is a threat" (to be pronounced with
appropriate 'thick' accent)  - Pieter 'Pik' Botha, when foreign minister
of Apartheid South Africa

- 'They' will take Tor down, sooner or later - if given a chance.

No Cheers, p+4D!

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