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.
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.