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FBI Asked Sony for Data on User Who Allegedly Used PlayStation Network to Sell Cocaine

chadskin

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Oct 27, 2017
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In October, the FBI applied for a search warrant compelling Sony to provide data on a PlayStation 4 user who was allegedly part of a cocaine distribution network, according to court records reviewed by Motherboard. The application even asks for what games the alleged drug dealer played, and his progress in them.

The search warrant shows how law enforcement agencies are increasingly asking game console companies, and manufacturers of internet connected devices in the home in general, for data on users.
"The CHS [Confidential Human Source] stated ALEXANDER was currently charging $34,000 per kilogram of cocaine. The CHS stated ALEXANDER utilizes the PlayStation username 'Speedola20'," the application reads, referring to an unnamed informant for the FBI who helped investigate Alexander.

The CHS said Alexander contacted them through the PlayStation game "during game."

"The phase 'during game' is a reference to audio communication held during the CHS and ALEXANDER's participation in an online multi-player game," the application continues. "Investigators believe that ALEXANDER likely believes that audio communication during the course of his participation in an online game is secure. As such, ALEXANDER likely believes that he can use audio communication during game play on the PlayStation to arrange the details of a drug transaction."
 
Jan 27, 2019
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What's his ERA username?

But seriously, using PSN to sell drugs, never heard that one before. I hope they catch him and lock him up
 

Fisty

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Oct 25, 2017
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Jeez that is an awful lot of cocaine, that guy is probably dangerous and should be locked up for a long-

Most recently played game is Shenmue 3.
You know, I think we need to have some leniency in our criminal justice system, not everyone that sells cocaine needs to be put in prison
 

Afrikan

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Oct 28, 2017
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What's his ERA username?

But seriously, using PSN to sell drugs, never heard that one before. I hope they catch him and lock him up
Yall don't remember Live From Playstation with Ustream? Had a dude sell shit from his living room. Not people who were watching, but local folks. He just felt like streaming.

Now I could care less for that stuff BUT I MISS LIVE FROM PLAYSTATION SOOOO MUCH!
 

Magoo

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Oct 28, 2017
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Yall don't remember Live From Playstation with Ustream? Had a dude sell shit from his living room. Not people who were watching, but local folks. He just felt like streaming.

Now I could care less for that stuff BUT I MISS LIVE FROM PLAYSTATION SOOOO MUCH!
It was always good for suddenly spotting a thumbnail and thinking to yourself "that looks like someone having sex"

Then you clicked on it. And it was.
 

MrNewVegas

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Oct 27, 2017
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Yall don't remember Live From Playstation with Ustream? Had a dude sell shit from his living room. Not people who were watching, but local folks. He just felt like streaming.

Now I could care less for that stuff BUT I MISS LIVE FROM PLAYSTATION SOOOO MUCH!
Man those were the days. You’d see some wild ass shit on there.
 

SolidSnakex

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yall don't remember Live From Playstation with Ustream? Had a dude sell shit from his living room. Not people who were watching, but local folks. He just felt like streaming.

Now I could care less for that stuff BUT I MISS LIVE FROM PLAYSTATION SOOOO MUCH!
I remember that Twitch eventually banned Playroom because people were using it as a workaround to stream non-gaming content.
 

djplaeskool

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Oct 26, 2017
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Yall don't remember Live From Playstation with Ustream? Had a dude sell shit from his living room. Not people who were watching, but local folks. He just felt like streaming.

Now I could care less for that stuff BUT I MISS LIVE FROM PLAYSTATION SOOOO MUCH!
Live from Playstation was the absolute Wild West and I loved it
 

efr

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Jun 19, 2019
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Did Sony give up their paying customer? The article says Vice couldnt figure it out
 

collige

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Oct 31, 2017
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I've always thought that video game chats would be a good way to organize crime. There's no way developers are archiving stuff like team voice chats for long periods of time.
 

MazeHaze

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Nov 1, 2017
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Wouldn't this technically work tho? You
Hop on in game chat in like, CoD ghosts or something, no way any of that is being archived