Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of projects/server-seizure/statement


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Apr 19, 2012, 9:35:45 PM (8 years ago)
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Daniel Kahn Gillmor
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    44the FBI seized a server yesterday from one of our cabinets
    55a colocation facility.
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    77The server is owned by our sister organization, Riseup, and is managed by ECN,
    88a progressive provider in Italy.
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    1010While the seizure of any equipment is pernicious and
    1111damaging, the pointlessness of this seizure suggests an inclination toward extrajudicial
     
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    1414The FBI is investigating bomb threats being made to
    15 facilities and people at the University of Pittsburgh and appears to believe that one of
     15facilities and people at the University of Pittsburgh. They appear to believe that one of
    1616the servers used to transmit these threats was an anonymous e-mail server operated
    1717by ECN. Anonymous remailers have no logs or traces of who used them, so the FBI
     
    3737would be even more limited. Without anonymous communications, the Internet becomes little more than a
    3838caricature of its potential as a tool for building a just global society.
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    4040When authorities forcibly remove a computer from an anonymous communications
    4141network, they weaken that network and set a precedent for attack on anonymity in general.
     
    5353to arrive at U. of Pitt after this outrageous seizure.  There is no positive outcome to this
    5454action by the FBI.
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    5656We will defend our members' privacy and their data.
    5757We will also aggressively seek the return of the computer the FBI