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The #ANOM #TrojanShield news is really disturbing. I'm surprised that Twitter is not more up in arms.

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First, let's remember that everything we know right now is FBI public relations. This is the best story they can tell for why the public should support #TrojanShield. We don't really know what happened. But some of the stuff we do know is bad.
12,000 Anom devices sold to over 300 criminal syndicates operating in more than 100 countries, over 20 million messages intercepted. Arrests?: 800. Is this proportionate?
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🔥The FBI took control of an encrypted communications app called '#Anom' and turned it into a honeypot for crooks, netting more than 20 million messages from over 11,800 devices used by suspected criminals.

Massive arrests are ensuing.😎

vice.com/en/article/akg…
The FBI, #Australian Federal Police & a confidential human source built #Anom so that a master key is silently attached to each message, enabling "law enforcement to decrypt & store the message as it’s transmitted.

"A user of Anom is unaware of this capability.”😂

#busted
Operation #TrojanShield captured >20 million messages since October 2019, including OVERT DISCUSSION of drug smuggling, #corruption, and other high-level organized criminal activities.

The idiots even sent photos of their drugs.😂
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WILD: the @AusFedPolice & @FBI secretly ran a backdoored encrypted phone service.. for criminals.

Got thousands of users around globe

Now charges are starting to drop. THREAD

Report by @josephfcox: vice.com/en/article/akg… ImageImageImageImage
2/ A confidential human source on @FBI payroll since 2018... gifted them a nascent encrypted communications company aimed at criminal customers.

The FBI then baked in a backdoor, which sent a decryption key alongside each "encrypted" message... and began distribution. ImageImage
@FBI 3/ Trust is hard when you are a criminal.. so #trojanshield used known distributors...to get it rolling.

They even called their early project a "beta test"

Fascinating details: @FBI & @AusFedPolice coordination & MLATs to underpin this... plus a cooperating third country. ImageImageImage
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