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anonymous
13 May 2012
In a recent and scary turn of events, TOR users have noticed a major problem with the majority of Indymedia connections/servers refusing TOR's HTTPS connections.
In a recent and scary turn of events, TOR users have noticed a major problem with the majority of Indymedia connections/servers refusing TOR's HTTPS connections.

((i)Indymedia servers worldwide have suffered a severe issue with compromised servers and connections. They have recently installed new software that is being blamed in Chicago but this is only the tip on an iceberg and not the real story.

For many that use Open Publishing this could be a very dangerous setting. Open Publishing with TOR offers a degree of security not afforded to non TOR users and with Indymedia servers refusing TOR connections you may not be safe using Indymedia to open publish.
TOR users have noticed a severe security issue with IMC servers worldwide.
In the US alone 26 IMC servers; Arizona, Arkansas, Asheville, Atlanta, Cleveland, Hawaii, Hudson Mohawk, Kansas City, Madison, Maine, Miami, Milwaukee, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New Orleans, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Portland, Richmond, San Fransisco, Sarasota, Tampa Bay, Tennessee, Vermont, and Worcester, fail to connect to TOR users, and 2 IMC sites have been click-jacked.

In Canada, 10 IMC servers fail to connect with 1(Victoria), being click-jacked. In Europe the same problems occur. India, the same. Latin America, again, the same.

We hope this is a mere technical issue, but given the FBI's tendency to stifle media this looks like a chilling example of spying on the unknowing who may use the tools that open publishing anonymously affords.
There are a few Indymedia servers and sites that are open to TOR users, agian, ….few.
Does anyone know why this is happening? Any activist worth their salt should be using TOR.... or something like it.
Every time we publish this news on any Indymedia site using non-HTTPS connections... they remove it!

With Love and Peace,
eattherich (at) riseup.net

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Atlanta works
13 May 2012
Atlanta Indymedia loaded fine for me using tor, didn't check the rest of them.