Dutch Police Seize Two Servers Belonging to VPN Provider without Any Explanation

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Minimalist, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Minimalist

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  3. Palancar

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    Doesn't make sense. Surely the police KNOW that they won't get squat from those physical servers. Major VPN providers have their hardware encrypted in a way that nothing will be visible or determinable from confiscation. More or less encrypting pass through hardware.

    What would make sense is to thoroughly monitor incoming IP's and stuff at the related datacenters. It takes time and money but at least you can accomplish much of what you need on the average one hop vpn user.
     
  4. mirimir

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    Maybe it's just harassment. Or stupidity. Hard to say.
     
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    Sounds like they're deliberately spreading FUD.

    Of course, may result in relocation to places that respect the rule of law a bit better.
     
  6. mirimir

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    Just about every VPN has servers in Netherlands :eek:
     
  7. ComputerSaysNo

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    Good to see PP are transparent with server seizures. Not sure why the authorities did this. Maybe as a warning?
     
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