What Criminals Plan Via Encrypted Messaging Services

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The infiltration of an encrypted phone messaging service by Belgian authorities led to a record cocaine haul, showing both how such secretive communications are crucial both to those operating international drug trafficking rings and those seeking to dismantle them.

Between February 20 and April 5, 28 tons of cocaine, with a street value of nearly $1.5 billion, were seized as part of an international operation involving Belgian, Dutch and French police. Dozens of arrests have also been made in connection with these seizures. These seizures were made after the three countries targeted Sky ECC, an encrypted phone network popular with

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The Media’s Selective Reporting of Alleged Criminals’ Race

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On March 23, Mohammad Anwar of Springfield, Virginia, a 66-year-old immigrant from Pakistan earning his living as an Uber Eats driver, was killed by two girls, ages 13 and 15. They carjacked Anwar, Tasered him, and then, as he held on to the car (the source of his livelihood) in an attempt to stop them from stealing it, floored the gas pedal and crashed the car, killing him when he was thrown from the vehicle.

As reported the next day in The Washington Post:

Anwar tried to force his way back into the car by climbing on top of the

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Criminal justice reform takes center stage at the Texas Capitol

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Criminal justice reform took center stage at the Texas Capitol Wednesday afternoon. Lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the aisle are fighting to change what many call a broken bail system.

Gov. Greg Abbott deemed it a priority issue before session because of public safety, but criminal justice advocates worry laws moving forward right now unfairly target certain communities.

Laquita Garcia’s work in criminal justice reform stems from her own journey in the system.
One instance she recalls is when she was locked

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Criminals Are Turning Away From Bitcoin: CIA

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Transactions in the Bitcoin network are transparent, making the cryptocurrency a poor choice to launder money, according to former CIA director Michael Morell

Ex-CIA director Michael Morell has ruled out Bitcoin as a cryptocurrency used by criminals to launder money, saying that it is too transparent. Morell submitted that the transactions carried out on the Bitcoin network are open and public, making the crypto unsuited for money laundering.

His remarks are a relief to some Bitcoin users who have advanced the same over the past few years. Morell’s comments are part of findings of the Crypto Council for Innovation;

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Former CIA Director: Bitcoin is “Too Transparent” for Criminals to Launder Money With

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Michael Morell, the former acting CIA Director, is confirming what the crypto community has held for years. In a report, he said money launderers and other criminals don’t use the Bitcoin network because transactions are too open and public.

CCI: Moving the Regulatory Needle

This is a conclusion reached by the Crypto Council for Innovation (CCI)–a new lobbying group that hopes to eventually inform and influencer regulatory action in the emerging cryptocurrency sector.

CCI “wants the same thing from technology,” the new group will never yield in “providing useful information – and dispelling misinformation” for policymakers, regulators, and citizens

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