[or-cvs] r8362: add a #news anchor, add a blurb on the german seizures, and (website/trunk/en)

arma at seul.org arma at seul.org
Mon Sep 11 21:34:24 UTC 2006

Author: arma
Date: 2006-09-11 17:34:23 -0400 (Mon, 11 Sep 2006)
New Revision: 8362

add a #news anchor, add a blurb on the german seizures,
and remove some old news entries.

Modified: website/trunk/en/index.wml
--- website/trunk/en/index.wml	2006-09-11 03:46:00 UTC (rev 8361)
+++ website/trunk/en/index.wml	2006-09-11 21:34:23 UTC (rev 8362)
@@ -23,7 +23,12 @@
 <h2>Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system</h2>
+<br />
+NEWS: <a href="<page index>#News">see News below for German server story</a>
 Tor is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people that want
 to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help
 you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH,
@@ -55,24 +60,55 @@
 on the current Tor network if you really need strong anonymity.
+<a id="News"></a>
+<h2><a class="anchor" href="#News">News</a></h2>
-<li>Apr 2006: Want a better Tor GUI? Due to some requests, we've moved
-the deadline for <a href="<page gui/index>">the competition to develop
-usable interfaces for Tor</a> to the end of May. Fame and a free Tor
-T-shirt could be yours.</li>
+<li>Sep 11 2006:
+Last week, a few Tor exit nodes were seized by the German police in a
+massive sting against child pornography.  From our friends on the ground in
+Germany, we hear that dozens and dozens of other computers may have been
+seized too.
+<p>So far as we know, only six of those were Tor servers.  We have heard
+from the server operators.  None of them has been charged.  We hope that
+this is just a misunderstanding that can be solved by educating German
+law enforcement about Tor.
+<b>This is not a "crackdown" on Tor</b>, as has been widely reported.
+This seems to be part of a wide sweep on computers associated by IP address
+with a large child porn bust.  There does not seem to be any specific
+targetting of Tor &mdash; Tor is used by journalists, human rights
+activists, dissident bloggers, and a vast array of blameless users.
+We hope that the volunteer Tor server operators in Germany will get their
+equipment back after this has blown over, and there will be no action against
+Please contact <a href="mailto:shava at freehaven.net">Shava Nerad</a>
+for more press information.
+If you are a Tor server operator in Germany, please contact <a
+href="mailto:julius at muenchen-sued.de">Julius Mittenzwei</a> for more
 <li>Feb 2006: The Tor network has grown to hundreds of thousands of
 users. The developers can't do all the new features, bug fixes, and
 documentation. <a href="<page volunteer>">We need your help!</a></li>
-<li>Feb 2006: We have a grant to fund <a
-few students in Ontario</a> to work on Tor, especially Windows
 <li>Jan 2006: <b>We are now actively looking for new sponsors and funding.</b>
 If your organization has an interest in keeping the Tor network usable
 and fast, please <a href="<page contact>">contact us</a>. Sponsors of Tor

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