Swedish police raided the offices of web host PeRiQuito AB (PRQ) on Monday, but one of the company’s highest-profile customers, anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, was apparently not the target as supporters first thought.
PRQ is known for its anonymous web hosting services, and claims that their dedication to free speech is absolute. Other sites hosted by the company include The Pirate Bay, Torrent Hound, numerous private bittorrent trackers and even the North America Man-Boy Love Association. The company says it often knows nothing about its clientele and even accepts cash payments to avoid having customers tracked through the baking system.
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