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Jan 5, 2022

Taking down an international criminal ring isn’t easy. They often rely on sophisticated technology to thwart investigators. That same technology was used to take down hundreds of thousands of criminals. In this episode I speak with Tom Whalen, a former Special Agent with the FBI. For the first time, he is discussing Operation Trojan Shield and how the FBI, and other international agencies, used the criminal’s technology against them. It should be noted that Tom received permission to discuss this case.


In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Who and what are transnational criminal organizations (TCOs)
  • What technology were the criminals using
  • How the FBI ended up in possession of the technology
  • How it was used against the criminals
  • Why it’s important to question the technology we use – who has access to what information

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