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Seattle Police Raid Home Of Privacy Tor Exit Node Operators
« on: April 10, 2016, 01:10:31 am »
On the morning of March 30, the condo of Jan Bultmann and David Robinson, both privacy activists, was raided by the Seattle Police Department (SPD) with a search warrant looking for child pornography materials. The pair was operating exit nodes for the Tor network and this is not the first raid by the law enforcement authorities in the US on this kind of nodes, they tend to continue their activities on privacy activists.

At the end of the house raid, police found no child porn on the couple’s electronic devices, seized no assets and arrested no one. The experience left Bultmann and Robinson outraged since “hints and comments [were] made about their cars, their jobs, their histories… revealing that they were thoroughly researched”.

According to a study from King’s College London, 57% of the domains on the dark web were found as facilitating illegal activities. Illegal activities include the sale of drugs, firearms, offering hacker services, child porn, and so on. This could easily make the police confused, that’s why they often raid the places of Tor exit node hosts.

https://www.deepdotweb.com/2016/04/06/seattle-law-enforcement-authorities-raid-homes-privacy-activists/

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Re: Seattle Police Raid Home Of Privacy Tor Exit Node Operators
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2016, 03:54:47 pm »
um.. pri wrote a script that can tell if an ip is a tor exit node... and there is this https://exonerator.torproject.org/ ----- these are some really dumb cops that apparently dont have a coder thats worth a shit working with them....

Re: Seattle Police Raid Home Of Privacy Tor Exit Node Operators
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2016, 09:19:49 pm »
i think they knew what they were doing

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Re: Seattle Police Raid Home Of Privacy Tor Exit Node Operators
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 05:58:10 am »
I would agree with what toad said. They did it to send a message.

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Re: Seattle Police Raid Home Of Privacy Tor Exit Node Operators
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2016, 08:34:27 am »
do VPNs usually allow tor exit nodes? cos thats what i would do, esp after this, make the cops job harder..

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Re: Seattle Police Raid Home Of Privacy Tor Exit Node Operators
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2016, 12:55:52 pm »
Some VPN's not only allow Tor use but advertise it as a feature and offer Tor exits for certain servers among their infrastructure so you can connect with OpenVPN and exit their network through Tor.

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