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So "FBI theft" should be a new failure mode to defend against in web applications, right after SQLi and XSS? I'm handling this by not having any servers in the USA, hopefully GB is safe.

Yeah, this gives a whole new meaning to having live backups/redundancy. I guess this is an advantage of hosting on EC2 since there would be difficult for the FBI to seize the physical server.

It would be easier on EC2 since the FBI could just have Amazon clone your EBS volume and you'd never be the wiser.

Absolutely, that wasn't my point. Since the FBI could do that, you are unlikely to get your server seized from an unrelated raid. Still, a crappy situation.

Other countries aren't that safe. https://www.eff.org/cases/indymedia-server-takedown

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