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[] Re: (Fwd) [nadir-aktuell-abo] : FBI beschlagnahmtIMC Server in G,

Am 09.10.2004 17:18 schrieb Ralf Bendrath:
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>> Auf gibts Neuigkeiten, anscheinend geht es um Bilder und
>> dazugehörigen Artikel von zwei Zivilermittlern der Schweizer Polizei.
> Indymedia selber sagt allerdings, dass sie nicht wissen, was dahinter
> steckt.
> Warum sollte das FBI sich Sorgen um Schweizer Zivilpolizisten machen?

In der USA Today findet sich ein anderer Grund:

Posting of GOP delegate data investigated

By Curt Anderson, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is investigating the posting on the 
Internet of names and personal information about thousands of delegates 
to the Republication National Convention in New York, officials said Monday.

The probe focuses on anonymous postings on a Web site operated by the 
Independent Media Center, which describes itself as "a network of 
collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate and 
passionate tellings of the truth."

The American Civil Liberties Union, whose lawyers are representing the 
Web site's administrators, gave the Secret Service the e-mail addresses 
of the administrators in a letter Monday. But the ACLU pointed out that 
they are not responsible for postings of lists of GOP delegates because 
the site guarantees anonymity to anyone who wants it.

"This type of investigation is really a form of intimidation and a 
message to activists that they will pay a price for speaking out," said 
Ann Beeson, the ACLU's associate legal counsel. "The posting of publicly 
available information about people who are in the news should not 
trigger an investigation."

Secret Service officials would not comment beyond confirming that the 
investigation was continuing. But federal law enforcement officials, 
speaking on condition of anonymity because the probe is active, said 
there were concerns that posting of the delegate lists could subject the 
delegates to harassment, acts of violence or identity theft.

There are several lists of Republican National Convention delegates 
posted on the Indymedia site, including one listing more than 2,000 of 
them. Included are names, home addresses, e-mail addresses and the New 
York-area hotels where many are staying.

"The delegates should know not only what people think of the platform 
they will ratify, but that they are not welcome in New York City," said 
one posting, first reported Monday by The New York Times.

A federal grand jury in New York has subpoenaed a Web hosting service, 
Calyx Internet Access, for Indymedia contact information. Calyx 
President Nicholas Merrill said he refused initially to voluntarily give 
the information to the Secret Service, asking instead for the subpoena 
to protect clients' privacy. Calyx is also being representing legally by 
the ACLU.

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