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Kevin Poulsen, a former hacker-turned-tech reporter

The United States government seized the contents of every message stored on the servers of a supposedly secure email provider, new documents reveal, and is using that information in other criminal cases.

Kevin Poulsen, a former hacker-turned-tech reporter, wrote for on Monday that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation cloned the data being held by a service called Tormail as the result of a separate probe started last year.

The FBI made waves throughout the internet security community back in August when it was discovered that US prosecutors asked police in Ireland to arrest Eric Eoin Marques, a 28-year-old man who administered a hosting provider that offered customers web space on the so-called dark web — a section of the internet that is only accessible through the Tor anonymizer browser and contains an unknown number of hidden portals, including many with content that's illegal under US law. More on this story:

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Right now, there is no place safe from the US government. 

If you don't want it seized, don't put it online. 

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