[tor-talk] Silk Road taken down by FBI
shadow.unit.x at gmail.com
Thu Oct 3 17:26:06 UTC 2013
No, it was a rookie fuck-up that enabled old-fashioned detective work. if
it wasn't a fookie fuck-up, then none of this would have happened.
On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Gordon Morehouse <gordon at morehouse.me>wrote:
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> Jonathan D. Proulx:
> > 2) Traditional police work still works - this should be good news
> > to the law and order folks that traditional methods still work and
> > no extensive digital survailance state is needed.
> > Note I'm only anecdotally familiar with Silk Road so no personal
> > opinion on wether he should be praised or flogged, I do think in a
> > "dear legislator please don't ban privacy" kindof way point 2 is
> > important.
> A trillion times, this.
> I knew Silk Road would very likely get busted by good old fashioned
> police work. It was too big to not leave trails that smart, patient,
> Bill-of-Rights-respecting (though that remains to be seen) cops can
> pick up.
> - -Gordon M.
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