NOV 17 2016 | 09:28PM PDT EP Support replied: Thank you for being a part of the EP community all of these years. Please know that we have looked into every option when making our decision to close the site. This was a very difficult decision on our part that we struggled with for months and we are just as saddened as our users.
The bottom line is that the privacy of our users is our top priority, and as online anonymity is being challenged more and more by government agencies, we simply no longer have the resources to effectively handle a slew of incoming information requests, subpoenas, and search warrants.
While we support proper law enforcement efforts, the potential for abuse is constantly growing as scores of new laws require compliance with intricate and sometimes contradictory privacy regulations for each country, territory, and state. With Appreciation,