Hundreds arrested worldwide after Europol & FBI sting success

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Law enforcement agencies launched a messaging app designed to suit the needs of crime groups

More than 800 people have been arrested worldwide in an organised crime sting involving the interception of encrypted communications by law enforcement agencies. Jean-Philippe Lecouffe, deputy e...

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