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This isn't a "sledgehammer" approach. The operators made an explicit choice to stick a bunch of mailing lists and websites on the same machine as a remailer. A reasonable person would expect the remailer to eventually be used to commit a crime.

It's like keeping your kids school books and a kilo of cocaine both in your cars trunk, then complaining when the FBI takes the whole car into evidence.




Its more like a commercial airplane being seized because one of the passengers smuggled drugs. I think its reasonable to assume that during the life of a commercial plane, a passenger will eventually commit a felony(smuggling drugs/contraband) on it.

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Whoah whoah whoah! Is a remailer really === a kilo of cocaine? Seems like it's more like a car sans license plates, operating in a state where license plates are optional. (But hey, if you use that car to transport a cool k...)

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Sure. Because you have no idea if that remailer is going to be used to leak information on civil rights abuses or to plan the assassination of an official.

I run a number of Tor nodes. I follow the Tor mailing list. I understand that what I am doing is not illegal, but is still very risky. What have I done in response to that risk? All my important shit is hosted elsewhere.

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Of course, possessing a kilo of cocaine is illegal. Hosting an anonymous remailer, is not.

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