And the feds won't say why.
People have the right to their privacy and they should not be convicted or set up for moral judgment for Eros dating service activity. But its reach is much, much broader: Agents of Homeland Security Investigations spent hours at the place on November 8, loading lots of boxes into their trucks, according to local news reports.
Attorney's Eros dating service said the raid was part of an "active investigation," but no charges have been filed nor arrests made. Whatever is happening, the case remains sealed for now.
And the fate of the popular ad-platform remains unclear.
So it's possible the Eros raid is related to a specific criminal case involving one or more users, not an attempt on the site itself. If so, however, the volume of stuff taken from the Eros operations center is troubling.
Surely the government could have merely demanded account information for those under investigation. The size of this seizure suggests more than an interest in a few Eros users.
Eros dating service, or a stunning overreach. A third possibility is that the owners and companies behind Eros and there is a confusing web of them are under investigation for financial reasons. In any event, the DHS now may have access to millions of people's "images, financial information, sexual preferences, Eros dating service identity and more," the Sex Workers Outreach Project notes in a statement.
Department of Homeland Security is creating an environment where perpetrators of violence can run a muck and go on to their next victim undetected.
Eros is Eros dating service the few adult ad sites that takes extra measures like checking real IDs to ensure underage people aren't advertising or being advertised there—steps that now makes Eros users more vulnerable to government meddling and menace. More panic-inspiring in the immediate term for many sex workers, though, is the loss of another advertising venue that made their lives safer and their work more profitable.
We all try not to think about how tenuous and transitory our ways of doing business are so that we can go through our days without feeling the paralyzing economic terror hitting many of us now.
But when something like this happens, it's difficult to avoid that hard fact.
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This is why we can't have a free internet, people: You can feel safe on the internet if you want to sodomize a guy or do who-knows-what to a tranny. Anyone who wonders what DHS has to do with prostitution clearly doesn't remember ISIS terrorists flying those hookers full of people into the world trade center. Citizen X Eros dating service 6 Back in my day words assimilated because they had no choice - now, these lazy words just Eros dating service the rest of the world to go along with whatever it is they want.
I think it's the set up part that's the problem. People can and should morally judge all they want.
But the state doesn't need to help. Why didn't they put the servers in another country? Someplace like the Cayman Islands??
Outside the reach of U. Operating a quasi-legal business like prostitution, marijuana or gambling from within the United States seems like a bad idea. It's all too easy for some Eros dating service seeking, grandstanding politician to raid those businesses "for the sake of the children". At least make it more difficult.
Setting up an adult oriented business in North Carolina is just begging to be raided. I'm amazed that anyone still operates any kind of porn server in the USA. You never know when the left or the right is going to go off on a puritanical rampage. It's amazing how some people still think that not being guilty of any Eros dating service means the government won't come after you.
No good business model is complete without a porn cloud development disaster recovery plan. Wonder how many Senate candidates' names will show up in the Eros files?
Of course, we will only hear about those with a R after their names, and maybe some L's too. Most journalists have worked out a cozy deal with prosecutors and vice cops.
They avoid looking too closely at the client list and holding those in authority accoutable provided Eros dating service stick to the end demand plan of only arresting the guys.
Reason should do the libertarian community a favor and publish an in-depth article about how to protect yourself online. Average libertarians should be at least as familiar with basic stuff like the Tor browser, Whonix, Tails, encryption, etc.