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Was the FBI Right to Keep the Pedophile Site Playpen Online After Hacking It?
The FBI did the right thing by keeping the pedophile site
Being an agency working with crime and trying to prosecute and prevent it, this operation could be seen as sort of an "undercover ops", which is a natural part of the business the FBI is made for, when you try to prosecute or prevent things from happening.
There were significant
involved that justified keeping Playpen running.
Keeping Playpen running was necessary to fight child pornography.
By keeping it online the FBI increased the availability of child pornography in the internet.
To keep it online violates the 'guiding principles' of the Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online of whom the US is a member.
The decision to keep Playpen online infringed upon the rights of the victims.
The FBI engaged in criminal acts by keeping Playpen online.
In recent years
major prosecution successes
have been made not by the FBI, but by the Internet Crimes against the Children Task Force. Thus, the FBI should not have carried out such a controversial tactic.
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