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How an Encrypted App Built by the FBI Ensnared Hundreds of Criminals Worldwide

For more than three years, alleged criminals used the encrypted phone network ANoM to communicate. But it was secretly a honeypot set up by the FBI. The U.S. law enforcement agency, along with Australia's Federal Police, Europol and New Zealand's police, were monitoring everything being transmitted. This included planning criminal acts such as drug trafficking and murder. On Tuesday, more than 200 people worldwide were arrested and millions of dollars seized.

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    For years, the underworld thought its phones were safe. They fell for an encrypted app trap

    For years, the underworld thought its phones were safe. They fell for an encrypted app trap

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    CNN - By Ben Westcott

    (CNN) — It was supposed to be the underworld's impenetrable communication tool, a digital safe space to plot crimes ranging from drug trafficking to murder away from the prying eyes of the law. But for nearly three years, an encrypted app used by criminals was covertly monitored by the FBI and …

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