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    Backpage Seized by the FBI

    Looks like we lost an advertising spot...
    Backpage seems to have been seized by the FBI a few minutes ago.

    RIP !

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    Maria , huge FBI sign when you try to go in. Some sections are still accessible but slowly being removed.

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    Really. Still works for me. Just googled. Backpages montreal
    “When in doubt, jerk it out”

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    Odd.. I just tried on my cell phone and its accessible but not on my computer.

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    There is in fact a federal LE seizure notice. It’s apparently a joint task force, not just FBI.

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    Hum i don't know how to react to this... i used to browse backpage for fun (never booked from there) , if only to see if any girl i liked returned and put an add there or stuff like that. Sometimes just trying to guess who is real, who is fake.

    I now its bad for providers tough... lots counted on this for there advertisements.

    But honestly is it really bad? I mean it is in term of "its LE getting territory wich is not good" but the pure result of it may mean "less bullshit fake ads" ... Maybe merb will see a boom of new advertisers. I don't think merb will be touch by any american laws as the website is hosted elsewhere and do not aim at the states...
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    I don't know what Law Enforcement is thinking these days. There are so many shootings all over the US that kill hundreds of people, so many robberies, so much violence. And they spend their resources, time, energy and efforts closing advertising sites! Somehow someone must reorder their priorities!

    That or they are lazy. You must admit that closing a good old website is way easier and much less dangerous then running after the bad guys.

    (I guess Im in a bitchy mood today... sorry about that guys...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by curly View Post
    That or they are lazy. You must admit that closing a good old website is way easier and much less dangerous then running after the bad guys.
    Yes, it's very easy for LE to pick soft targets. Definitely they have fucked up priorities. Also Trump is a personal connoiseur of porn and porn starlets and pays for sex, so on his watch they should be the last targets.

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    One of the most truly fucked up things about this cyclone of shit is that if the industry shifts to the dark web and TOR, is that a lot of johns will stumble upon websites offering child porn and child prostitutes. Hopefully none of them will partake in either, but a person who always used a site like TER that screened the providers and was oriented toward the $300-$600 an hour providers was never a potential customer for the truly wrong stuff and never came across it.

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    That sucks. That ain't fixing any issues, just moving it somewhere else. Maybe somewhere harder for law enforcement to monitor.

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    curly

    Human can do more than one thing at once...like breath and walk...so does the goverment

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    interesting development...what percentage of ads contained exploited woman/girls I wonder. is it 0.01%, 0.1%, 1%, 10% ?? If it is 10% I can understand the action. if it is closer to 0.01%, than as usual the good majority pay the price for the asshole minority

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    I just notice that my website is down also

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