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extremely fucked up situation regarding what looks like a US government sting operations directed at independent sex workers.

please share this on your own this information needs to get out.

twitlonger.com/show/n_1sqmuat

not sure what this should be tagged for it to get a better reach here. uh help me here

If this post is correct the idea of google handing over the usernames and passwords from a google account gives police the ability to login to any service that uses google login.

@wakest whether it was cooperation of G or fishing, this is one reason why you should not use G /FB /TW to login into anything external.
The other reason is that you may not want to tell G what external services you use at what time from where at all...
If you have an iPhone, use a good, alphanumerical PIN for the device and a different password generated by the iPhone for each service and have it save it in the iCloud Keychain. You paid for it to be very well thought out. Educate your friends.

@wakest wait, was she accused of trafficking HERSELF?

@wakest so since the police believe her to be the victim of kidnapping, they should clearly be trying to find the people who stalked and attempted to kidnap her.

I think the car said ƎƆI⅃Oꟼ on it or something like that.

@hypolite tagging you here since you were just talking about sex workers too. a friend just alerted me to this. looks like it happened yesterday. also looks like its not yet being talked about anywhere. thought you might want to help spread this around the fedi. I should tag some folks at switter but not sure who to start with.

@wakest If this is even remotely true — that Google lets LEO abuse its SSO service — it is absolutely goddamn massive. It means LEO can impersonate you anywhere you use Google logins.

@andi I KNOW! this story needs to get some serious visibility for tons of reasons.

@andi @wakest I don't think that's the case here - the sites mentioned in the screenshot all seem to be phishing sites set up *by* law enforcement, so Google isn't participating in this scam, at least not in that way.

@ben @andi we don't know how the police got the usernames and passwords in this case, it could be either and we wouldn't know without more information.

@wakest @andi if the police run the site, they got all that information from their own database.

Law enforcement has access to which cell towers your phone is connecting to, and anyone who runs a website can see what IP address you're connecting from and what browser you're using.

The requirement of logging in via Google is probably so law enforcement can claim that the entire Google account is guilty of the crime of *visiting the website run by police* and then take information from Google, which Google is required by law to comply with.

transparencyreport.google.com/

@ben @wakest That seems much more plausible — the entire site is a honeypot.

@andi @ben I was trying to figure out if anyone else is talking about this. I did come across one other person who has been posting stuff about how bedpage is just a cover to steal creditcard numbers.

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@bamfic @ben @andi what do you mean by hashtags? are there a list of hashtags used specifically by switter?

@wakest @bamfic @andi I don't have anyone from switter following me, but hopefully this works:

@AssemblyFour @e @j

@wakest @bamfic @andi @AssemblyFour @e @j (I have also sent an email to their support address with a link to the OP)

@wakest @andi @ben yeah but if I use them then my instance might get overrun with swlistings (hint)

@wakest cc @switter, might make sense to assure your userbase that this won't happen to them.

@JigmeDatse what are you suspicious about? you think they are making up this story?

@JigmeDatse it was posted on a low profile twitter account with almost no followers. I don't see what the motive to fake this would be at all. its also inline with pretty much everything this administration has been doing lately.

@JigmeDatse I am not sure what point your really trying to make. I don't know its validity but until we have more evidence to the contrary I am going to believe it and also help spread awareness to this super scary proposition. I HOPE its not true! but the police are already doing sting operations against sex workers and the administration IS hostile towards them.

@JigmeDatse there is a possibility that the police have access to all your data if google is cooperating with the federal or state governments in sting operations like these. I don't know the validity of this case anymore then you but it is better to be cautious in this case as opposed to the the opposite as far as I am concerned.

@JigmeDatse Not trying to argue. Happy to discus things with people on the internet. Was just stating that it didn't seem like we were going to come to a consensus or that there was much point in discussing further since it boils down to 'we disagree"

@wakest this site is so bad lmao

you just redirected immediately to google clicking every link, even though it renders something plausible-looking before you get redirected

wtf??

@KitRedgrave yeah it seems like they are totally a shitty scam to lure sex workers.

@wakest yeah. kinda suspicious how they just showed up as a "generic classified ads page" with no news or anything

@KitRedgrave seems like there are a bunch of people even here on switter using them...

@wakest it's amazing what the force will spend money and personnel hours on

not anything to make their local community more livable or better, but purely to bust people who are just trying to make a living on phony baloney moral grounds

@KitRedgrave cause they have no moral code that makes any fucking sense also acab

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