Previously secret court documents that are now public provide an unusual glimpse into how the federal government gained access to the server of an independent news site.
In October 2004, a federal prosecutor sent a subpoena to Rackspace Managed Hosting of San Antonio, Texas, as part of an investigation underway in Italy into an attempted murder. Under a mutual legal assistance treaty, the U.S. government is required to help other nations secure evidence in certain criminal cases.
The newly disclosed subpoena, which has been partially redacted, asks only for specific "log files."
But Rackspace turned over the … Read more