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Re: <nettime> riseup server seized
The Doctor on Sat, 21 Apr 2012 03:08:49 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> riseup server seized

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On 04/19/2012 11:04 PM, nettime's_roving_reporter wrote:

> Server Seizure, April 2012
> April 18th, 2012, Riseup had a server seized by the US Federal 
> Authorities. This is our press release.

I have been waiting for something like this to happen.  The nail that
sticks up gets hammered down.

> The FBI purportedly seized the server because it was hosting an 
> anonymous remailer called Mixmaster. Anonymous remailers are used
> to send email anonymously, or pseudonymously. Like other
> anonymizing services such as the Tor network, these remailers are
> widely used to protect the identity of human rights activists who
> place themselves and their families in grave danger by reporting
> information about abuses. Remailers are also important for
> corporate whistle blowers, democracy activists working under
> repressive regimes, and others to communicate vital information
> that would otherwise go un-reported.

The amount of FUD going around about their remailer lately is
astounding.  It is handily refuted by the next paragraph (which I have
snipped for brevity; suffice it to say that it is correct).  This
would be ideal for getting more people to set up Mixmaster remailers;
take out one, set up two.

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