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Tor server admin arrested




In a recent blog posting, a German operator of a Tor anonymous proxy server revealed that he was arrested by German police officers at the end of July. Although he was released shortly afterwards, information about the arrest had been kept quiet until his lawyers were able to get the charges dropped.

Tor is a privacy tool designed to allow users to communicate and browse anonymously on the Internet. It's endorsed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and other civil liberties groups as a method for whistle blowers and human-rights workers to communicate with journalists. Tor provides anonymous web browsing software to hundreds of thousands of users around the world, according to its developers. The largest numbers of users are in the United States, the European Union and China.

http://itnomad.wordpress.com/2007/09/16/tor-madness-reloaded/



2 blog comments below

He wasn't arrested because he operated the TOR proxy service, but because a bombing threat was posted by someone using that TOR server. The (incompetent, according to him) police didn't realize this (at first) and thought he was the one who posted the threat, which led to the arrest. He was released afterwards when they found out the truth.
Bondings on Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:24 pm
Yes. I read about this also. And his blog is kinda interesting.
prole on Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:46 pm



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