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Piracy Shield’s First Targets Blocked, Pirate Boxes Discovered in Italian Prison * TorrentFreak

Piracyshield-logoPiracyshield-logoWhen over 100 officers of Italy’s ‘Penitentiary Police’ carried out a massive anti-contraband operation inside the Velletri prison last week, the spoils were widely reported in the media.

The seizure of a small amount of drugs got a mention, likewise the seizure of six phones, chargers, and a PlayStation console.

But what really sparked imaginations was the discovery of pirate set-top boxes, which apparently allowed users to “access various pay TV contents such as Sky, Netflix, DAZN.”

An image accompanying a Polizia Penitenziaria article raises more questions than it answers. Who would smuggle an Android device in a box that doubles its size? Even without the box, do traditional prison smuggling methods have the capacity to accommodate something of this size?

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Fortunately, these aren’t the devices that were actually seized. The pair discovered in the operation were Amazon Fire TV Sticks, which does make a lot more sense, even when bundled with remote controls.


You can read the full Torrent Freak article here

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