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Submission + - German police arrest admin of Tor anonymity server (cnet.com)

An anonymous reader writes: In a recent blog posting, a German operator of a Tor anonymous proxy server revealed that he was arrested by German police officers at the end of July. Showing up at his house at midnight on a Sunday night, police cuffed and arrested him in front of his wife and seized his equipment. In a display of both bitter irony and incompetence, the police did not take or shut-down the Tor server responsible for the traffic they were interested in, which was located in a data center, over 500km away. In the last year, Germany has passed a draconian new anti-security research law and raided seven different data centers to seize Tor servers. While back in 2003, A German court ordered the developers of a different anonymity network to build a back-door into their system. CNET's article has the full details.

Submission + - Iphone hack Unlocked for any SIM (swingkats.com)

drjazz writes: "It seems Erica Sadun and colleagues at www.tuaw.com along with developer team at http://iphone.fiveforty.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page have released an app that you can download to iphone with www.ibrickr.com tool to unlock the iphone to use with virtually any sim in USA & Europe This should give Europeans a chance at using the iphone with locally available prepaid sims without buy a monthly phone plan forum discussion at http://hackint0sh.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=123"

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