More than 800 suspected criminals have been arrested worldwide after being tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, officials say.
The operation, jointly conceived by Australia and the FBI, saw devices with the ANOM app secretly distributed among criminals, allowing police to monitor their chats about drug smuggling, money laundering and even murder plots.
Officials called it a watershed moment.
Targets included drug gangs and people with links to the mafia.
Drugs, weapons, luxury vehicles and cash were also seized in the operation, which was conducted across more than a dozen countries. This included eight tons of cocaine, 250 guns and more than $48m (£34m) in various worldwide currencies and cryptocurrencies.
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GW Bush: Thats some weird shit.
Can someone please explain it to me?
It started snowing here in the DC area about an hour ago. Supposed to snow lightly all day tomorrow and maybe some Friday morning.
Im a TX native. I hate snow. People here dont know how to drive in it. At least in TX, we knew how to STAY HOME until it melted. Which was about 4-6 hours. If that!
I really hate it. Chuck needs to be replaced and Andrea needs to retire.
I feel sorry for Craig to have to team up with them.
Im not a proficient poster, yet an avid reader on DU. But I have been around for a while.
Thank you to those who gave me a heart. That was very sweet!
I am incredibly impressed with her. She is a true shot in the arm for these daily press conferences. A dramatic 180 from what we got from the ineptitude of the previous administration.
I look forward to watching her every day.
My SIL is a former sheriffs deputy who has fierce loyalty to the police. He is a good man. A wonderful husband and a great father to my 5-yr old granddaughter. However, he insists on hanging a Blue Lives Matter flag on his front step. I dont know how to get him to understand that the meaning of that flag isnt what he thinks or at the least has changed from what it was originally meant to be. He believes it is supporting law enforcement but I see it differently. When I see that flag, I think of police overreach, radical extremism and white supremacy. I know he doesnt see it that way, but I am concerned that he is giving his neighbors the idea that he is of that ilk. I think he is just being stubborn.
Im not sure how to approach him about this. Any suggestions would be very welcome.
The Nation is inhaling a huge sigh of relief and has hope once again for our future.
I, personally, feel uplifted. I have awakened from a four year nightmare. I can breath again.
Welcome, President Biden and Vice President Harris.
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