Germany seizes server hosting pilfered U.S. police files

BOSTON (AP) — German authorities, acting at the behest of the U.S. government, have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month. The publisher, a transparency collective called Distributed Denial of Secrets, said it got the documents from an outside individual who sympathizes with nationwide protests against police killings of unarmed Black people. Twitter has also permanently suspended the group’s account after it linked to the posted documents, saying it violated Twitter policy against publishing hacked material.