It is only now that the subpoena has been fought off successfully in court that it can be know how the FBI attempted to get all the IP addresses of people visiting Indymedia US, an independent news website. The subpoena also imposed a gag order and demanded the recipient’s silence under threat of being prosecuted for obstruction to justice.
Unfortunately for the FBI Indymedia has a no logs policy so besides being defeated in Court by the Electronic Frountiers Foundation, its request could not be fulfilled anyway.
I wonder what kind of people the US has protecting them from terrorism, unpaid fines and rape, when the FBI intelligence team is not aware that Indymedia does not keep logs?
This is actually public information that Indymedia has all over its website.
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You can read all of the saucy details on how the Electronic Frontier Foundation won the case against this bogus FBI subpoena at the EFF webpage: Anatomy of a Bogus Subpoena
Indymedia UK security set up
Just for all the fucktard officers reading this who do not know how to use Google, let me tell you some of UK Indymedia security set up. (I will assume the security of their Worldwide Indymedia counterparts resembles it).
There are two physical servers that are owned by Indymedia UK, both servers are fully encrypted, the passphrases required for the disk encryption software are in the region of 30-40 characters minimum, they are only stored in an encrypted format by trusted administrators.
If any of the servers are turned off for any reason the passphrases needs to be manually re-entered before the machine can become functional again. People who have physical access to the servers do not normally hold the passphrases, and in some instances, the passphrases are kept in a different country to where the machine is located.
The UK Indymedia website uses software designed around a central publish server from which static HTML content is then copied to mirrors.
UK Indymedia has employed up to 10 mirrors at any one time, the mirrors may be located anywhere around the world, when you post an article you will be redirected to one of these mirrors at random. Mirrors, like the publish server, are set up to not log IP addresses.
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