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.
heres a small twitter thread with a bit more information https://twitter.com/Jessica92431244/status/1056196860900265984
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. #fuckoffgoogle
@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 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?
@ben sounds like it
@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.
@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.
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.
@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 I don't see us getting anywhere with this discussion.
@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
@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 i hope they aren't secretly cops or anything like that
@KitRedgrave thats more and more what its looking like
@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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