Monday, April 23, 2012 Server Seizure (Don't Panic)

Date:    Thu, April 19, 2012

On Wednesday April 18th, a server hosted in Riseup's NYC facility was
seized without warning by the US Federal authorities. Be assured, the
machine does not have any Riseup data on it. The machine that was seized
was operated by the European Counter Network (“ECN”), an Italian
technology collective with a deep history providing email, lists and web
hosting services to colleagues around the world supporting social change

To repeat: no Riseup service or user data is on this machine. No Riseup
keys or certificates are on the machine. Furthermore, the root
filesystem of this machine is encrypted.

The server was seized because it hosted an email anonymizer called
Mixmaster. By design, Mixmaster stores zero data, which the FBI is well
aware of. In a display of gross overreach, they decided to seize the
machine anyway.

For more information, please read the full press release:

The Riseup Collective

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