News FBI runs child porn site for two weeks- you approve?

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    i'm on the fence on this one. It's continued exploitation.... But I guess busting more people serves the greater good


    FBI Operated Dark Web Child Porn Site & Distributed Files For Nearly 2 Weeks
    "Membership on the largest “dark web” child pornography site rose by a third and it ran “much better” while it was operated secretly by the FBI, one defense lawyer in the “Playpen” case has argued, seeking to have the charges dismissed.

    After taking control of "Playpen” in February 2015, the FBI continued to operate the child pornography site for two more weeks, seeking to infect users’ computers with malware. Over 4,000 computers worldwide were hacked in this fashion, and 186 people were charged. A defense attorney for one of them is now saying the FBI did a better job of running the site.

    Steven Chase, the original administrator of Playpen, is accused of participating in a “child exploitation enterprise.” His attorney is seeking to have the case dismissed due to “outrageous government conduct,” Motherboard reported.

    “The FBI distributed child pornography to viewers and downloaders worldwide for nearly two weeks, until at least March 4, 2015, even working to improve the performance of the website beyond its original capability,” wrote Peter Adolf, an assistant federal defender in the Western District of North Carolina, in a motion to dismiss the case filed Monday.

    Adolf goes on to quote user comments indicating that “Playpen” performed much better under the FBI’s management, which led to the site becoming even more popular."
     
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    On the fence? No. I'm not on the fence. Carry on FBI.
     
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    yes
     
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    A friend of mine is the head of my states police department on this stuff. I can't believe anyone has the stomach for it but he does. He said essentially the FBI and Interpol etc have embedded every picture of this garbage with a tracker. When people download it they get an email telling them the address and how much content a sicko downloaded in his state.

    He gets a list every evening he says and he starts with the number one person and they arrest them around 6 am in the morning the following day in front of their families and stuff. Said it is EVERY type of guy, no profile doctors lawyers a lot of average joes.

    I don't know how he can do it. I would want to drop the people in the face the minute I saw them
     
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    I'm torn. I don't like the government honeypotting people, but I can't really bring myself to defend pedophiles.
     
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    i'm ok with it. my favorite pot grow board was taken over by the canadian police and they kept taking seed orders for a couple months. i thoiught that was shitty but smart!
     
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    To be clear, I'm not defending pedos. If I had a kid in those pictures, i think I'd have an issue with the Feds continuing to use him or her as bait. I'd want those pics eliminated.
     
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    The way I understand how it works is that every known image's metadata is stored and given to ISPs and email providers. When these services see something with the same metadata or hash value, it automatically notifies the authorities. It isn't possible to install some kind of tracker in images like he's leading you to believe unless they're the ones hosting it.

    That's why going after these perverts was a huge score, that kind of tracking is easy to defeat using TOR and encryption. If you instead serve as the source for this shit, it does not matter what security is used after the fact.
     
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    Not exactly how it works. There are tagged files out there but they don't just send out an email :jj:
     
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    The FBI is welcome to monitor any and all child porn websites, in my opinion
     
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    prolly some guy at the FBI is all :jerk:
     
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    This is a better explanation than mine :jj:
     
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    No such thing on the net.
     
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    They weren't monitoring one...they were RUNNING one.
     
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    I'm not sure what to think.

    Some people are smart enough to mask what they are doing, so you still had the government distributing child pornography for two weeks.
     
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    You're just a fucking idiot if you think you're not being watched or baited online when doing illegal shit.
     
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    Yes. Anything they do to fight child porn is ok with me.
     
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    Really, smart people aren't smart enough. Not members of a child porn website anyway. There are ways around everything but even smart people who think they know don't really know.
     
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    Hopefully the malware guides a Hellfire missile to their location.
     
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    As long as they're doing something to entrap the sick fucks that get off on child porn, that's all that matters. Monitor it, operate it, set up meeting places posing as children....whatever has to be done.

    I'm not thankful for much, but I'm definitely thankful my brain isn't wired like that
     
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