Eveline Lubbers on Fri, 5 Oct 2001 10:17:27 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] Zero Knowledge ends anonymity service

Nog een goeie service die er mee ophoudt in
de nasleep van de WTC ramp. Of het met anti-terreur
maatregelen te maken heeft of dat het om economische
redenen is - daarover verschillen de meningen.
Het zal wel een combinatie zijn.

hieronder wat knip&plak werk met bronverwijzingen.

Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 13:40:28 -0400
To: politech@politechbot.com
From: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>


>"I regret to inform you that Freedom Premium Services - Anonymous Web 
>Browsing and Private Encrypted Email - will be discontinued as of October 
>22nd, 2001."




Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 19:32:50 +0200
From: Rop Gonggrijp <rop@xs4all.nl>
To: declan@well.com
Subject: Fwd: ZeroKnowledge to Discontinue Anonymity Service

Osama Bin Laden deserves the mother of all Big Brother awards.




=================  Forwarded message  ===============
From: Paul Wouters <paul@xtdnet.nl>
To: discussion@hippiesfromhell.org
Date: Thursday, October 04, 2001, 17:45:31
Subject: ZeroKnowledge to Discontinue Anonymity Service

"ZeroKnowledge, providers of Freedom.net and Freedom privacy software,
have abruptly decided to stop providing anonymous web browsing and
private, encrypted, untraceable email for its customers. They give
users 7 days before the system is shut down and all untraceable email
addresses are disabled. They also say that your "secret" identity may
not remain a secret for long." Well, note that that last link is a
warning about using the service during the shutdown period, not a
warning that they plan to compromise nyms in general. At least they're
offering a refund.




==============  End of forwarded message  ===========

On 5 Oct 2001, at 13:04, toshimaru ogura wrote:

> I forward following message. Is this an bad effect to free
> speech by US gov. terrorist policy?

A former employee of ZKN has confirmed in a German mailing list that
according to his personal view the reasons are in fact of pure economic

See also


Axel H Horns

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