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Reuters – March 21
Officials from the United States, Britain and South Korea described the network as one of the largest child pornography operations they had encountered to date.
Called Welcome To Video, the website relied on the bitcoin cryptocurrency to sell access to 250,000 videos depicting child sexual abuse, authorities said, including footage of extremely young children being raped. Its upload page specifically stated, “Do not upload adult porn.”
“Darknet sites that profit from the sexual exploitation of children are among the most vile and reprehensible forms of criminal behavior,” U.S. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski said.
Officials have rescued at least 23 underage victims in the United States, Britain and Spain who were being actively abused by users of the site, the Justice Department said. Many children in the videos have not yet been identified.
The site’s vast library – nearly half of it consisting of images never seen before by law enforcement – is an illustration of what authorities say is an explosion of sexual abuse content online. In a statement, Britain’s National Crime Agency said officials were seeing “increases in severity, scale and complexity.”
Welcome To Video’s operator, a South Korean named Jong Woo Son, and 337 users in 12 different countries, have been charged so far, authorities said.
Son, currently serving an 18-month sentence in South Korea, was also indicted on federal charges in Washington.
Several other people charged in the case have already been convicted and are serving prison sentences of up to 15 years, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Welcome To Video is one of the first websites to monetize child pornography using bitcoin, which allows users to hide their identities during financial transactions.
Users were able to redeem the digital currency in return for “points” that they could spend downloading videos or buying all-you-can watch “VIP” accounts. Points could also be earned by uploading fresh child pornography.
‘BOTTOM FEEDERS OF CRIMINAL WORLD’
“These are the bottom feeders of the criminal world,” said Don Fort, chief of criminal investigation at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, which initiated the investigation.
The Justice Department said the site collected at least $370,000 worth of bitcoin before it was taken down in March 2018 and that the currency was laundered through three unnamed digital currency exchanges.
Darknet websites are designed to be all-but-impossible to locate online. How authorities managed to locate and bring down the site isn’t clear, with differing narratives by different law enforcement organizations on the matter.
Fort said the investigation was triggered by a tip to the IRS from a confidential source. However, Britain’s National Crime Agency said they came across the site during an investigation into a British academic who in October 2017 pleaded guilty here to blackmailing more than 50 people, including teenagers, into sending him depraved images that he shared online.
In a statement, British authorities said the National Crime Agency’s cybercrime unit deployed “specialist capabilities” to identify the server’s location. The NCA did not immediately return an email seeking clarification on the term, which is sometimes used as a euphemism for hacking.
The U.S. Justice Department gave a different explanation, saying that Welcome To Video’s site was leaking its server’s South Korean internet protocol address to the open internet.
Experts pointed to the bust as evidence that the trade in child abuse imagery could be tackled without subverting the encryption that keeps the rest of the internet safe.
Cryptocurrency transactions now unsafe
Officials in the United States and elsewhere have recently begun prodding major technology firms here to come up with solutions that could allow law enforcement to bypass the encryption that protects messaging apps like WhatsApp or iMessage, citing the fight against child pornography as a major reason.
Welcome To Video’s demise “is a clear indication that in cases like this, where there’s very low-hanging fruit, breaking encryption is not required,” said Christopher Parsons, a senior research associate at Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School.
He said the bust showed that law enforcement could also track criminal activity that employs cryptocurrency transactions.
“There’s a lot of a people who have this perception that bitcoin is totally anonymous,” Parsons said, “and it’s been the downfall of many people in many investigations.”
Ukraine begins investigation of Biden blackmail (you won’t hear this in the ABC news)
from The Tea Party Daily
Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden may be celebrating right now after his big win in South Carolina for the Democratic primaries on Saturday, but it looks like his victory will be short-lived. In fact, his dreams of the Oval Office might just find themselves to be nothing more than just that, dreams.
The Ukrainian government has announced that they have officially opened an investigation into the seemingly ‘electable’ candidate over his alleged demand that the leading prosecutor of Ukraine be fired.
You’ve likely heard the allegations that Biden’s son, Hunter, was on the board for a Ukrainian natural gas company that was probably involved in no small amount of corruption during the same time the older Biden was vice president and the point man for all foreign policies with Ukraine. As a result of this supposed corruption within Burisma Holding Limited, an investigation was opened by then-Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin.
However, after learning about the investigation in 2015, Joe Biden misused his position and pushed for the Ukrainian government to close the inquiry so his son could not be brought to shame, should he be found in any way responsible or a participant of the corruption going on. Hunter was said to have received somewhere between $50,000 and $83,000 a month for his service on the Burisma board.
But when Shokin refused to close the case, Biden had him fired. He told then-Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko that if he didn’t fire Shokin, the country would not receive the $1 billion promised to Ukraine from the US.
And apparently, Biden didn’t see anything wrong with what he had done, because he later bragged about it at a Council on Foreign Relations event in 2018. He said, “I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in,’ I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’”
And he continued, “Well, son of a b–, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”
Watch him admit it for yourself.
And Shokin isn’t too happy about Biden getting away with this, especially after allowing his party to go on a rampage against Trump for supposedly doing the same thing.
Shokin filed an official complaint last month with the National Bureau of Investigation in which he demanded that an investigation into Biden be opened. And according to Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Action Center, who has confirmed the investigation’s opening, and Shokin’s attorney, Oleksandr Teleshetsky, by filing such a complaint, it forced the Bureau’s hand.
Teleshetsky told The Washington Post, “They need to investigate this. They have no other alternative. They are required to do this by the decision of the court. If they don’t, then they violate a whole string of procedural norms.”
Shokin’s complaint states, “Throughout the last months of 2015 and the first month of 2016 Joseph Biden, taking advantage of his position, came several times on official visits to Ukraine in order to negotiate with the leaders of the country my eviction and, consequently, the closing of the objective investigation into the offenses committed by persons associated with the company Burisma Holding Limited, including the son of the aforementioned US official.”
People have claimed that Biden’s position as the head of US-Ukraine foreign affairs, in and of itself, should have been a sign of corruption. After all, what legitimate government official doesn’t see a problem with being in charge of how your nation deals with others who happen to be employing your son.
It’s just not a good idea. Biden should have recused himself from that position, knowing that it could be highly controversial and counterproductive, not to mention an utter conflict of interest.
But he didn’t. And so when a situation arose in which he would have the opportunity to choose his son over honesty and integrity, he chose the less honorable. And in doing so showed us just what kind of leader he really is, one willing to abuse his power to get what he wants instead of doing what is right.
Trump, on the other hand, given nearly the same opportunity, chose differently. He asked for truth and honesty, and Biden’s party impeached him for it.
And that is precisely why Trump will win in November, and Biden probably won’t even make it that far.
Civil disobedience took on a new meaning in Virginia, US yesterday, as many thousands of gun rights supporters took to the street in defiance of the Virginia Governor’s edict to drastically tighten up gun laws and ban armed civilians from demonstrating in the streets.
Police stood on helplessly as Second Amendment rights proponents filled the streets, where numerous armed militia members carrying semi-automatic military rifles goaded Virginia law enforcement to “bring it on.”
Naturally Australian gun owners would not ever have the balls to stage a similar show of force after being dumbed-down by their collective soft-cock shooting bodies, the party duopoly and the left media which have rolled over with each and every tightening of gun laws since the false flag Port Arthur massacre in 1996.
Cairnsnews stands shoulder to shoulder with our American brothers on the inalienable right of freemen to carry and bear arms.
(Natural News) According to numerous media reports, all cited here, treasonous Democrats and the radical left-wing terrorism group Antifa are conspiring to stage violence during the Monday “Lobby Day” event in Richmond, Virginia. The goal of the staged violence is to falsely depict gun owners and Trump supporters as violent, lawless terrorists. In order to achieve this, Antifa is reportedly sending seven bus loads of Antifa members dressed as NRA supporters who will spark acts of violence that will be documented by CNN’s cameras and used to push a false media narrative leading to civil unrest or calls for the forced removal of President Trump.
“I’m in Richmond and have just received information from a very reliable source concerning Monday’s rally against the legislature’s gun grabs. Antifa have rented seven buses to bring in their thugs to cause trouble,” one source reported to National File. “The report says they will be wearing MAGA hats and wearing NRA garb. They will pretend to be pro gun people. Meanwhile others posing as democrats holding anti gun signs will stand on the side. The Antifa thugs, pretending to be pro gun, will attack the sign holders. Making it look like the pro gun people have started violence. This is the plan. If you are attending the rally be aware. Be very careful…”
State Senator Amanda Chase issues warning, “We are being set up!”
Before that tip came in, Virginia State Senator Amanda Chase issued an urgent warning on her Facebook page, declaring, “We are being set up!” Here’s the full warning, via The Gateway Pundit:
I want you to be aware of how we are being set up.
Does the Patriot Act ring a bell?
Does the National Defense Authorization Act ring a bell?
If people show up wearing any kind of uniform, patch or other symbol on their clothing signifying they belong to a militia and something goes wrong, you could/will be held as a domestic terrorist.
If anyone steps out of line, all it takes is one person, it may even be a government plant…. if that plant does anything to disrupt the rally, you could/will be arrested as a domestic terrorist.
The Governor, using the media has already set the stage for this to happen. He has already laid the groundwork to make the entire movement look like insurrection.
It will be used to put the rest of the nation on notice of what will happen to you, if you resist.
They have used the Southern Poverty Law Center over the last 15 years to lay the groundwork.
They have labeled us as potential domestic terrorist for a long time now.
Anyone who has ever related to the 3%er’s, a militia, or just belonged to any Patriot group…the groundwork has been laid to brand you as a domestic terrorist.
Crisis actors recruited for “live roleplaying project” in Virginia
Although the listing has now been removed after being discovered, crisis actors have been recruited for a “live roleplaying project” that pays $250 / day in Amissville, VA.
According to a screen shot of the listing which was captured by DC Clothesline.com, the gig is “designed to prepare NGO staff for operating in challenging international environments through in-person simulations. Actors take on varying roles (terrorist, IED victim, hostage, rescue team) throughout each workshop.”