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Anonymous remailers begin to shut down

September 11, 2001

Some operators of services that let users send anonymous e-mail have begun to shut them down following the airline crashes in New York and Washington.

"I'm not concerned that the remailer network is, was, or will be used by the actual terrorists," the operator of one remailer wrote this morning on a remailer mailing list, as relayed by the Politech mailing list. "What concerns me is the assholes who will inevitably send bogus threats, tips, and other noise to various news groups, federal offices, and officials."

"Randseed's been taken offline, as a precautionary measure," wrote another. "All mail currently destined for randseed will be bounced."

By Adam Gaffin Network World Fusion, Copyright © 1995-2001 Network World, Inc.


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