Internet Privacy

FBI investigators have broadened their probe into emailed bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh to an anonymous remailer in Austria.

Earlier this week, at the request of U.S. authorities, police visited Christian Mock, an Austrian provider who offers anonymous remailing services. Authorities had a court order allowing them to “create a forensic disk image” of the remailer. “Therefore, I had to destroy any exisiting keys and create new keys,” he announced in the alt.privacy.anon-server Google Group.

Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to
seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their
ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as
people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone. Read the full article. [The New York Times]

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