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Takeaway from #OperationTrojanShield?

Doomsday statements by Law Enforcement about encryption are strategic rhetoric.

LE regularly pleads helplessness... saying encryption in popular products puts them a step behind criminals.

Here, they were steps ahead. 1/
2/ Who doesn't like see transnational criminal organizations digitally dunked on?

Law Enforcement has richly earned their bragging rights on this one.

SO, don't let them forget it... the next time they try to force @WhatsApp, @Apple, etc. to backdoor encryption.
3/ Another lesson from #operationtrojanshield: baked-in-backdoors get used!

Law enforcement has an endless & understandable appetite for listening in on ppl speaking unguardedly.

Backdoor any encrypted service...and there will be tremendous pressure to use it for everything.
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@SDCAnews “Today we revealed the most sophisticated effort in disrupting the activities of criminals operating around the globe. Let this serve as a warning to those criminals who believe they are operating under an encrypted cloak of secrecy-your criminal communications may NOT be secure"
@SDCAnews In an innovative effort, the FBI, with the help of the Australian Federal Police, launched their own encrypted communications platform and supplied more than 12,000 devices to hundreds of criminal organizations that operate around the globe. #FBI #OperationTrojanShield
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At 16:00 UTC, @TheJusticeDept is to hold a briefing about the "massive worldwide takedown" based on the investigation by @FBISanDiego involving interception of encrypted communications. justice.gov/live
Operation Trojan Shield is "like no other in history," says Asst. Attorney Randy Grossman in San Diego, explaining that the Anom encrypted app was "actually operated by the FBI" and used by trans-national criminal operations.
"Every single person who used Anom used it for a criminal purpose," believing they were far under the radar of law enforcement, according to Grossman who explains 27 million messages were captured by the @FBI.
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#OperationTrojanShield

Wow! Big news!!

With this operation, #Encrochat #Sky #MPC & other encrypted networks being infiltrated, does this mean the end of #Drugs #Corruption #OrganisedCrime ?🤔

Hmmm!

It's a brilliant operation BUT may have unintended consequences

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I got sucked into doing some amateur study of the economy of drug trafficking because of brilliant TV shows.

When you study the numbers, understand the geo-politics, social, criminal & financial elements behind the global industry... you realise just how powerful it really is!🎬
If you trace the industry from;
- Areas of production
- Transit routes
- End Markets

Then look at the money flows;
-Peso exchange
-Hawala networks
-Offshore
-Trade based money laundering
etc

Then the operational groups🧐

It's mind blowing in scale & influence @InSightCrime 🤯
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Seeing reports from around the globe that this may involve AN0M --- an encrypted chat application used by organized crime groups that was actually developed by the FBI. #OperationTrojanShield
Breaking: Police down under confirm FBI was secretly operating encrypted chat app AN0M for 18 months. Law enforcement watched criminals around the globe sell drugs and plot murders in real time. Anom[.]io now:
“Worldwide, 9000 law enforcement officials were involved in co-ordinated operations linked to the penetration of An0m.” amp.smh.com.au/national/mass-…
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