German Police Raided a Tor Exit Node Operator

Published on 29 September 2022 at 17:48

According to a message on the tor-relays mailing list, a Tor exit node operator in Germany was raided by the police.

Volker wrote that law enforcement officers raided him because “some Nazis used TOR to send nazi-emails to several schools in Germany.” Authorities accused him of Volksverhetzung, which is “incitement to hatred” (which in Germany means "insulting.. segments of the population".

 

Volker's node shows up on ExoneraTor

 

The operator was a marijuana smoker (illegal) so he is now potentially in trouble for possessing marijuana.

Hi folks. On Tuesday morning police knocked on my door, performing a full house search. Some Nazis used TOR to send nazi-emails to several schools in Germany. Unfortunately their mails left one of my Exit Servers from dark- to clearweb, so an ip address, registered on my name, was the last stamp. Now im accused of Volksverhetzung (german, try to find a good translation). It means spreading bad nazi bullshit to the internet. I can take this down by showing them German Telemediengesetz §8, which protects TOR operators in Germany. Unfortunately they found some dope (yea, 420guy here) during the house search, which makes thing even more complicated. Now I am considering shutting down all my exits. I promise you guys, there is nothing more bad than a police house search in the early morning hourse. Even a burglary would be less worse. Burglars come, steal, go and you never hear again from them. Police comes, searches through all your belongings, destroys your privacy, is allowed to take ALL what they want - and they will send you bad bad letters afterwards. What are your thoughts about this? Best regards, volker

inb4 some American makes a free speech joke as if you can say something offensive in the United States using your real name without losing your job and having your bank accounts closed. And why are you emailing schools? Trying to get out of class?


 


This will only turn into a Tor-related case, in my opinion, if German authorities decide to pursue the operator for the activity coming from his exit nodes.

This part is obviously true, lol:

I promise you guys, there is nothing more bad than a police house search in
the early morning hourse. Even a burglary would be less worse. Burglars
come, steal, go and you never hear again from them.
Police comes, searches through all your belongings, destroys your privacy,
is allowed to take ALL what they want - and they will send you bad bad letters afterwards

 


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