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BoingBoing reader Alexander Janssen says,
I haven't yet read much about this topic anywhere else expect in the German news. But the German police are currently raiding server rooms all over Germany, and seizing TOR servers.Reader comment: geekpdx says,
Apparently it's about the proliferation of child pornography, although no charges have been pressed against TOR operators yet.[Ed note: updates to the story indicate that this is not the case.]
Depending on whether or not the state presses charges against TOR-operators (like "supporting the proliferation of child-porn" or something) we might be in trouble -- and it could bring anonymization to an end.
We need support, lots of people are chanting the same stupid arguments against anonymization over and over again... "You don't need to be afraid if you have nothing to hide" ... "Only criminals have the need for anonymity."
AskMefi has a great list of responses to that infernal "if you have nothing to hide..." question.
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