Austrian Police Seize Computers From Tor Exit Node

Javier points us to the news that the police in Austria have seized a bunch of computer equipment from the home of someone running a tor exit node. The email is not entirely clear, but it sounds like someone used tor — via that exit node — to access a porn site. Seeing as the equipment was seized, I’m assuming that this wasn’t just a standard porn site. It seems like this is a risk that many people running tor exit nodes may face — but the big question is how difficult is it to explain to the police what tor is, what an exit node is, why such things are perfectly legal, and why this means they’re looking in the wrong place? Or will law enforcement just avoid all these details and assume that running a tor exit node is proof of guilt?

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