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FBI secretly ran the ANOM encrypted messaging platform, yields hundreds of arrests in global sting

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  1. MimicSquid
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    Well, that's some twisted logic. Not only did they break the law, they broke the law by not openly confessing that they broke the law.

    International law-enforcement agencies have targeted companies that manufacture such devices, alleging they are part of a criminal conspiracy to deny law enforcement access to evidence.

    Well, that's some twisted logic. Not only did they break the law, they broke the law by not openly confessing that they broke the law.

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  2. AugustusFerdinand
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    Hundreds of suspected members of criminal networks have been arrested by authorities around the world after being duped into using an encrypted communications platform secretly run by the FBI to hatch their plans for alleged crimes including drug smuggling and money laundering.

    The takedown involved more than 9,000 law-enforcement offices around the world that had searched 700 locations in the previous 48 hours alone, U.S. and European officials said early Tuesday. Police forces had in recent days carried out more than 800 arrests in 16 countries and seized more than 8 tons of cocaine, 22 tons of cannabis and 2 tons of synthetic drugs, as well as 250 firearms, 55 luxury vehicles and over $48 million in various currencies. More than 150 threats to human life were also disrupted, officials said.

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