FBI seizes Italian server used for anonymous speech

FBI Uses 'Sledgehammer' to Seize E-Mail Server in Search for Bomb Threat Evidence | Threat Level | Wired.com.

The US State Department is pushing devices to allow anonymous use of the Internet in other countries. But anonymity, of course, can be used for a multitude of purposes.
Original press release from the targeted organization is here.

Complex international issues: the main user (owner?) of the server was an Italian group.

The server that was seized belongs to the Italian political activist Internet service European Counter Network, and hosted a node of the Mixmaster anonymous remailer service. It was seized under a search warrant served on a co-location facility in New York shared by Riseup networks (a “technology collective” that provides secure communciations for activists) and May First/People Link (an Internet co-op). The server also provided e-mail and other services to ECN’s users.

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