Chilling Story About the Seattle Bust Highlights Draconian LE Tactics

Reason magazine published a great story by Elizabeth Nolan Brown  about the take down of the Seattle boards and the fallout.

These fishing expeditions by LE  waste taxpayer money, violate the Constitution, and ruin the lives of innocent hobbyists and providers who are engaged in mutually agreeable conduct  Ms. Brown does a credited job of making this point.

But, the reason everyone needs to read the article is to get a sense for how far LE will go to make an arrest. Pay particular attention to Part 2. If you’re not using TOR and Hushmail for all your hobby activities, the article will be a great motivator for you.

LE are treacherous liars and your constitutionally protected right to free speech and assembly will be disregarded in their quest for headlines. Please protect yourself.

 

 

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A Note on The Comments

My view on comments is that anything goes. When I first started here, the comments didn’t require approval. I had to change that because a few people were posting personal information ( although legal and within the TOS of this site I don’t feel comfortable allowing personal information to be posted and I remove it when asked if it somehow slips by me) and some of the comments violated the TOS of WordPress.

Even though I have to manually approve comments, I’ve taken a hands off approach. I’ve trashed only 5 comments in two years. Some were spam and some contained personal information. I’ll continue to have a liberal comment policy, but when things start to get more tired and vapid than usual, I’m going stop approving comments.

For example, the Taz41/Samara rants have now ended. They were entertaining simply because they illustrated how some members of these boards conduct themselves. But, now they’ve grown repetitive and boring. I don’t want to take the time to skim them for personal information so I’m gong to trash any further comments in this flame war.

 

 

Midwesttimez Taken Down Reason Unknown

Seems like Raphlie and Tomz, the two hapless whoreboard impresarios from Midwesttimez, have taken down their board.

For anyone who doesn’t know, the Midwesttimez board was a board that required recommendations from known  providers or hobbyists to be admitted. There was no way to determine how the admission process worked, as people who had been on the boards for years and had solid recommendations from known providers were frequently not approved.

Most of the members on Midwesttimez had been in the Michigan hobby for years. In fact, I’d suspect that many of these guys have reached the age where boners are a thing of the past. I’d always suspected that the  aging membership there would lead to the board closing due to a lack of interest. But, I have no idea why the board was taken down.

There’s been some speculation that a drunken outburst by an elderly provider with the screen name sic “Rumour,” where sic Rumour  made threats about allowing board access to the Michigan State Police led to the board closing. I doubt the threats are real and I can’t really believe that the State Police care about a small private message board where a bunch of portly 60 year olds romance down-on-their-luck women. The whole thing is more pathetic than it is some criminal enterprise. But, who knows? It’s an election year.

I suppose there’s a big down side for the board operators since they’re easily traced. So, even if there’s no logical credibility to the LE rumor, why take a risk? TomZ and Ralphie weren’t making big money off the board. They simply liked the ego strokes it provided. But, at a certain point, the risk out weighs the reward.

If anyone one knows why they shut the board down, I’d like to hear. Post to the comments. In the meantime, I suspect Miadultdestination will be a busier place now that it’s the only game in town.

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Anastasia Kane rebrands to Emma Gray and Demands That I Take Down This Post

Anastasia Kane has rebranded. She’s now Emma Gray, a really common name that’s not easily found with a Google search. So, for anyone interested here is her new information:

 

Emma Gray

If anyone has a link to her blog please send it to me or post it in the comments.  I won’t make your comment public so that Anastasia Kane Emma Gray doesn’t catch on and move her blog again.

Kudos to Anastasia Kane/Emma Gray for her marketing prowess. Seems like she’s found a niche and she’s capitalizing on it.

But wait, there’s more. Tonight Anastasia Kane  Emma Gray sent me the following email with the subject “Take Down That Post.”

On July 28, 2016 at 10:18 PM, “Anastasia Kane” <anastasiakane1@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>What in the fuck is wrong with you? I didn’t rebrand because I
>wanted to.
>Someone outed me to my family! Why are you so fucking obsessed
>with me?
>Leave me alone! I’m sick and tired of dealing with this. I don’t
>even have
>a blog anymore. I can’t have anything because people who don’t
>even know me
>want to ruin my life. So I really hope that you are happy and
>proud of what
>you’ve accomplished.

So, the “High Class Courtesan” with the blog where she disclosed personal information to anyone with an Internet connection wants to blame this blog for her problems? That’s laughable. She needs to look a little closer in that mirror she’s always using to shoot selfies. She’ll find the answer to her problems peering back at her from the back of an iPhone.

 

 

 

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Join the movement to defend privacy and security online

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With Rule 41, Little-Known Committee Proposes to Grant New Hacking Powers to the Government

The government hacking into phones and seizing computers remotely? It’s not the plot of a dystopian blockbuster summer movie. It’s a proposal from an obscure committee that proposes changes to court procedures—and if we do nothing, it will go into effect in December.

The proposal comes from the advisory committee on criminal rules for the Judicial Conference of the United States. The amendment [PDF] would update Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, creating a sweeping expansion of law enforcement’s ability to engage in hacking and surveillance. The Supreme Court just passed the proposal to Congress, which has until December 1 to disavow the change or it becomes the rule governing every federal court across the country. This is part of a statutory process through which federal courts may create new procedural rules, after giving public notice and allowing time for comment, under a “rules enabling act.”1

The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure set the ground rules for federal criminal prosecutions. The rules cover everything from correcting clerical errors in a judgment to which holidays a court will be closed on—all the day-to-day procedural details that come with running a judicial system.

The key word here is “procedural.” By law, the rules and proposals are supposed to be procedural and must not change substantive rights.

But the amendment to Rule 41 isn’t procedural at all. It creates new avenues for government hacking that were never approved by Congress.

The proposal would grant a judge the ability to issue a warrant to remotely access, search, seize, or copy data when “the district where the media or information is located has been concealed through technological means” or when the media are on protected computers that have been “damaged without authorization and are located in five or more districts.” It would grant this authority to any judge in any district where activities related to the crime may have occurred.

To understand all the implications of this rule change, let’s break this into two segments.

The first part of this change would grant authority to practically any judge to issue a search warrant to remotely access, seize, or copy data relevant to a crime when a computer was using privacy-protective tools to safeguard one’s location. Many different commonly used tools might fall into this category. For example, people who use Tor, folks running a Tor node, or people using a VPN would certainly be implicated. It might also extend to people who deny access to location data for smartphone apps because they don’t feel like sharing their location with ad networks. It could even include individuals who change the country setting in an online service, like folks who change the country settings of their Twitter profile in order to read uncensored Tweets.

There are countless reasons people may want to use technology to shield their privacy. From journalists communicating with sources to victims of domestic violence seeking information on legal services, people worldwide depend on privacy tools for both safety and security. Millions of people who have nothing in particular to hide may also choose to use privacy tools just because they’re concerned about government surveillance of the Internet, or because they don’t like leaving a data trail around haphazardly.

If this rule change is not stopped, anyone who is using any technological means to safeguard their location privacy could find themselves suddenly in the jurisdiction of a prosecutor-friendly or technically-naïve judge, anywhere in the country.

The second part of the proposal is just as concerning. It would grant authorization to a judge to issue a search warrant for hacking, seizing, or otherwise infiltrating computers that may be part of a botnet. This means victims of malware could find themselves doubly infiltrated: their computers infected with malware and used to contribute to a botnet, and then government agents given free rein to remotely access their computers as part of the investigation. Even with the best of intentions, a government agent could well cause as much or even more harm to a computer through remote access than the malware that originally infected the computer. Malicious actors may even be able to hijack the malware the government uses to infiltrate botnets, because the government often doesn’t design its malware securely. Government access to the computers of botnet victims also raises serious privacy concerns, as a wide range of sensitive, unrelated personal data could well be accessed during the investigation. This is a dangerous expansion of powers, and not something to be granted without any public debate on the topic.

Make no mistake: the Rule 41 proposal implicates people well beyond U.S. borders. This update expands the jurisdiction of judges to cover any computer user in the world who is using technology to protect their location privacy or is unwittingly part of a botnet. People both inside and outside of the United States should be equally concerned about this proposal.

The change to Rule 41 isn’t merely a procedural update. It significantly expands the hacking capabilities of the United States government without any discussion or public debate by elected officials. If members of the intelligence community believe these tools are necessary to advancing their investigations, then this is not the path forward. Only elected members of Congress should be writing laws, and they should be doing so in a matter that considers the privacy, security, and civil liberties of people impacted.

Rule 41 seeks to sidestep the legislative process while making sweeping sacrifices in our security. Congress should reject the proposal completely.

Read EFF and Access Now’s joint testimony on Rule 41.

1. See 28 U.S.C. § 2073

Gossip Arrived in my Inbox

Usually, I pass on gossip from unknown sources the I can’t verify. But, this is a fun one from someone who doesn’t like Jessica Star or Sodajerk very much. I’m looking forward to a rich comments section on this one.

Sid,

As we all knew it would, Jessica’s short retirement has come to an end. As someone who has worked with Miss Starr and unfortunately had the vomit inducing pleasure of servicing Soda, I’d just like to point out a few things. Jessica is truly the shadiest person I’ve ever worked with. She has no problem lying, cheating, and stealing and will go to any lengths to get info. Now we get to the obese Soda Jerk. His m.o, for his appointments are to get the girls as intoxicated as possible, and fish for info. He will constantly try and get you to use his computer to look at something on the board (I did it). What I didn’t know is that he had a keystroke logger program and then had access to my account. I knew he was accessing it when guys pm’d me about being online when I wasn’t. He let this secret slip to one of the ladies and she shared it with several of us. He has also been known to go through a ladies purse once he has her thoroughly intoxicated in order to gain personal info. He then shares this info with anyone he thinks can benefit him. How this guy is still around after he outed a very popular provider to her family a few years ago is beyond me. Jessica goes to great lengths to out people as well. She has an extensive criminal record and her comment to me was “who cares? It’s not like I’m ever going to outrun my past so fuck it”. After I cut ties with her, she falsely accused me of doing drugs and barebacking among other things. Soda had accessed my Facebook page and all of a sudden many of my family and friends began to get messages about my work life. These are two of the worst human beings in the hobby-BE WARNED.

A comment from Jessica Jones

Jess posted this to another blog entry and followed it up with an email to me.  Her comment speaks for itself. TL;DR version: TomZ is up to his old tricks. Whoever trusts Ralphie and him to be responsible board operators is crazy.

 

First off I would like to say that this comment has nothing to do with the original post, and that this is the one and only comment I will be making on this subject.
I have heard allot of disturbing/humorous things that deal with my leaving.
Yes, I have left the hobby. I have found a good enough reason for me that makes me happy enough to decide that I wanted to retire. At this point I have no plans on coming back. Why didn’t I make a big announcement? Because as I have no plans on coming back at this point, I am not a future teller, I may come back in a month,year, two years or never, and guess what I am ok with that. I have found something that I wanted more than the hobby, with the money and all this fun drama lol. A few people knew that for the past few months this has been in my head, until I felt like I could no longer hobby and keep the other life I wanted for myself. I didn’t really care about the crazy reasons why I was hearing I was gone ( like jail or being arrested at penthouse- which I was dancing days at up until about a week at, or the fact that I shut down ahb.. a board based in a state I have never been and a board I know nothing of the owners or who even owned it further than Bradley) because my life no longer truly involves the hobby. But I decided to make this post after some i found very distrubing news.
It seems at a recent m and g Tomz said to a group of people why I left, where I work and other unture things about my life. He implied at one point he was on my facebook and in ” the know” of what I am doing. I haven’t spoke to Tomz since I left MWTZ and my fb is very private, also where he said I work is untrue, and the reasons why I left. Only one active person knows whats really going on with me and I keep in great contact with. But I was sickened by this, a (now) 28 year old provider decided it was time for her to walk away, I was getting burnt out and stressed and it was time. Yes, I do have a “normal” job, thankfully not where a board owner is announcing to a group of people where I am at. I have not seen a single person in a month, and was slowly pulling things down two months ago. I was not in jail… I was very much around, in the shadows but setting myself up to walk away. Anywho’s what I was really upset about was a board owner that has not spoken to the provider in question in years found it ok to tell a group of people where he thinks she works, whats she’s doing, and whatever ever rumors he has either a. heard or b. made up in his own head. I decided when I left to not make a big fuss about it, as even though I was setting myself up to leave, I didnt have a set date. I wasn’t going to be like oh! come see me now cuz Im leaving on this day. Because no I didn’t want that. I knew I was going be leaving soon but I didn’t know exactly when, then one day I woke up happy. I was happy without the hobby, and thinking of doing anything involved with the hobby made me unhappy, that was the day I left. A board owner should never try to attack a provider who has found something to move on for and wants, because I didn’t make a big drama over my leaving. I tried to do it as quietly as possible and just be gone, that’s what I needed for me, and at the end of the day it is my choice. It was good timing what with happened with AHB but come on , I had nothing to do with that, and from what I read on this board ANOTHER Seattle board went down that I wasn’t even on then they decided to pull out. ( hee hee) I was not arrested at PH, I was dancing there days until last week.. my bday and I didn’t want to pay the money to renew my dancing license because my hours at my new job are greatly increasing. I just feel that when a provider leaves just like when a guy leaves, everyone has their own reasons and none of them are wrong. Instead of a board owner trying to tear a girl down who as far as he knows is not around and has no real idea why she’s gone. Girls are going to come and go, and so are gents… that’s just how this is and I am happy in my new life and I am doing really well. Are there adjustments that I have had to make and relearn how to live a certain way? Yes of course, I became a women in the hobby. Are there things I miss about the hobby, yes there is. I can’t promise how long I’ll be gone or if I’ll ever come back. All I know is I am happy and doing well and board owners should stop trying to tear providers down and try lifting them up and being supportive…. But alas that’s part of the reason I did walk away like I did because of the gossip. But I hope all those who I did truly consider as a friend in this are doing well! And maybe we will run into each other again one day.