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Twitter, AT&T, And Apple Helped Hunt Down John Rivello AKA Jew Goldstein

A summary of the criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern Division of Texas reveals how authorities were able to track down Marine Corps veteran John Rivello, also known by his twitter handle @jew_goldstein. Rivello has been accused of allegedly tweeting a strobing .gif to Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald, causing him to have a seizure due to epilepsy.

In what will have far-reaching implications, the affidavit reveals that the Dallas Police Department submitted a search warrant to Twitter, requesting the subscriber information of @jew_goldstein.

Twitter made no hesitation to comply with the search warrant

With the information Twitter provided in hand, DPD requested the subscriber information for the account associated with the telephone number in their records. AT&T readily provided this information to DPD; however, the court documents show that there was no subpoena or search warrant attached with this request. The implication is that AT&T provided access to Rivello’s private information merely at the behest of authorities.

AT&T seems to have made no pushback to protect their customer.

Because Rivello was using a prepaid account, AT&T was unable to provide authorities with subscription information that they could have used to track down Rivello’s whereabouts. However, the make and model of Rivello’s phone led authorities to the next step of the journey — Apple Inc.

Knowing that using Apple’s iCloud services requires an Apple ID with personally identifiable information, DPD sent search warrants to Apple requesting the iCloud details of the number provided by twitter. Apple quickly complied and now authorities had all the information they needed to track down Rivello.

Apple seems to have had no qualms handing over private customer information.

In light of the circumstances surrounding the San Bernardino terrorist shooting on December 2, 2015, this release of personal information by Apple is surprising. When the FBI had trouble bypassing the security lock on the San Bernardino Shooter Rizwan Farook’s iPhone, Apple resisted FBI attempts to induce them to bypass the encryption.

In fact, in the last two years, Apple has rejected and challenged at least 11 court orders to extract data from locked cellphones, according to The Intercept. And while providing someone’s personal information is not the same as bypassing encryption software, this is a stunning reversal for a company that prides itself on protecting customer privacy.

That three companies readily provided private user data to assist authorities on a witch hunt should give all U.S. citizens pause. Furthermore, one of these companies, AT&T, was under no compulsion to comply with the authorities’ request. In the digital age, the reach of the State has become even greater and more powerful.

The affidavit is provided below:

rivello-complaint.0

  • AtTheRealChiptster

    We will be fighting for our very loves soon, our government is hell bent on taking away privacy and liberty.

    • Yehudah Finkelstein

      We all have to fight for our loves at some point!

  • Yehudah Finkelstein

    We need to contribute to John Rivello’s legal defense fund on We Searchr and defeat this disgusting Jew toad Kurt Eichenwald in court (he denies being Jew but Eichenwald’s father was of the Tribe).

    https://www.wesearchr.com/bounties/jew-goldstein-the-legal-funding

    Interestingly, Richard Spencer went to the same prep school as this soulless golem Eichenwald and Spencer bullied him hard on Twitter a few days ago over that fact. Kurt Eichenwald may not deserve a seizure for being a nasty ball of puss but he does deserve the embarrassment of a defeat in court. And Jew Goldstein deserves redemption for his tweets.

    • Mailinated

      He does deserve a seizure.

      Though I’m not advocating sending him gifs.

      But he totally deserves it.

      • Wyat Mann

        And more

  • DimcheVojvoda

    So question is, how best to remain anonymous? What if for example he was on a desktop pc with a reputable VPN ?

    • Yehudah Finkelstein

      If John Rivello hadn’t used Apple they may not have found him. All they had before discovering his Apple phone was a pre paid phone with a Burner number.

    • kerbastrar2

      If you want to make kikenwald shit his pants again, then buy some google voice accounts off blackhatworld using bitcoins, and get a paid VPN service that doesn’t keep logs

      looks like Mr. Goldstein put the sim card he got from tracfone directly into his daily use iphone, which was a very bad mistake

      If you’re just doing oven jokes and generic jew trolling, then I wouldn’t worry about going that far just yet.

      • Yehudah Finkelstein

        Someone needs to make a bot that auto replies with the Wesearchr John Rivello defense fund link to every Tweet Eichenwald makes.

    • You can’t be anonymous to the NSA, likely not even if you use Tor. (I mean come on Tor was started by the US Navy in order to hide spies and military personnel and just look who funds many of the exit nodes.)

      You likely can’t be particularly anonymous to the big companies like the ISPs or Google. You can hide your IP from most blogs and sites and maintain some amount of privacy by using Tor or some sort of proxy.

      But if the big players want to get you, they can. There is no privacy online. Just watch some interviews with the real NSA whistleblower, William Binney (forget the Edward Snowden distraction.)

      • “But if the big players want to get you, they can. There is no privacy online. Just watch some interviews with the real NSA whistleblower, William Binney (forget the Edward Snowden distraction.)”

        The question is not “can this privacy be breached?” but rather “what resources are required to breach this privacy?” In this case Rivello made himself relatively easy to find by using iCloud. Had he not done that they would have been stuck with a burner phone. At that point they could try tracking back where the phone was purchased and checking any store video, were any available. But that takes manpower that must be diverted from other activities, with no guarantee it will work. As Charlie Primero states below, it all depends on how much budget and computing horsepower they are willing to expend. Learn how to use TOR; do some research on the best VPNs and pay with Bitcoin; spoof MAC addresses; get a good privacy-friendly e-mail address. That might not help you if you use it to plan a terrorist attack but it should stop this kind of harassment dead in its tracks.

    • Charlie Primero

      Rivello would have to be clean from end to end; a VPN to conceal his IP address which keeps no logs (some do), sign-up emails through a privacy-oriented site like StartMail, and a device capable of spoofing MAC addresses.

      Ultimately, how anonymous you stay depends only upon how much budget and computing horsepower they are willing to expend finding you.

    • Jack Burton

      It’s just a matter of degree. If they really want to find you they will. Most times it’s low level crap, which this is, and if the information isn’t readily available they won’t invest the time and effort into it.

    • Jusqu’au Bout

      There is no real way to be anonymous. If (((they))) want to find you… they will.

  • Yehudah Finkelstein

    OK, I read through the Affidavit and there is ZERO proof Eichenwald suffered a seizure. Kurt’s wife called the POLICE not the AMBULANCE. We can beat this Jew in court but we’re gonna need a good defense lawyer. As Pat Webb said in Casino, its time to kick a Kike’s ass in Court.

    • Will Windsor

      Crazy part is that he’s being charged with aggravated assault, meaning they don’t need to show Keichenwald suffered injury, but rather whether Jew Goldstein threatened harm with a deadly weapon. Their charge is that a “gif” is a deadly weapon, which would be the first of its kind that I know about. The definition of a deadly weapon is overly broad to allow for anything that is capable of causing death or bodily injury. Thus, a paperclip could be a deadly weapon or any other stupid item like a Goddam gif. Most juries don’t buy it, but we’ll see what happens here.

      • Yehudah Finkelstein

        Yeah about that, see my tweet above. Apparently Eichenwald doesn’t suffer photo sensitive seizures.

        As for juries, John Rivello/Jew Goldstein needs to demand a venue to change to some White part of rural Texas. Eichenwald is well connected in Dallas and went to the best prep school in the Dallas Metroplex.

      • Jusqu’au Bout

        Start pronouncing “gif” like “queef”… I doubt a deadly “queef” would stand in court. Although it would be pretty hilarious to militarize queefs (is that possible???)

  • Abcdedcba

    Disturbing stuff indeed, and Eichenwald is absolutely a piece of shit, but trying to make people have seizures is indefensible. Rivello is on his own AFAIC.

    • Yehudah Finkelstein

      There’s no proof Eichenwald had a seizure. Reasonable doubt, and Rivello walks. This is an important case because the left can use it prosecute anyone for “Memes.”

      • Abcdedcba

        Eich could be lying but there’s no real question Rivello committed assault. Injury need not occur for an assault conviction. If Eich did have a seizure then it’s assault and battery.

        • Rascal

          Are you seriously say that he committed assault with a gif? People with Kurt’s condition should not be using the internet to begin with.

    • Unless he had a camera filming the event, there’s no way to determine the validity of his accusations. He could have been jerking off to porn for all we know.

      • Yehudah Finkelstein

        Not only that, if you read the Affidavit, Kurt’s wife didn’t even call an Ambulance or seek medical help. She called the Police. There is no medical proof Eichenwald suffered a seizure.

        • He’s Jewish and so is his wife, so there’s a better than average chance they’re lying or wildly distorting facts for personal gain.

          • Yehudah Finkelstein

            Most Jews don’t lie about being Jewish. There’s certainly 6 million advantages to claiming Judaism. I believe Eichenwald, he’s a practicing Episcopalian, and when he denies being a Jew, he denies the religion. Eichenwald doesn’t understand that those of us on the Alt Right consider Jews to be a race, not a religion.

      • Abcdedcba

        He could be lying but assault doesn’t require injury. If you throw a punch but miss, you have still assaulted.

    • A hymn to Hermes

      trying to make people have seizures is indefensible.

      It doesn’t require defense in the first place.

      Rivello is on his own AFAIC.

      You wish kike.

      • Abcdedcba

        “Hurr anyone I don’t agree with is a kike”

        -The child’s guide to political debate

  • ereimenoym

    If you’re behind less than seven proxies, you’re doing it wrong.

  • Yehudah Finkelstein
    • Jack Burton

      No one was forcing him to look at it either. All of this is nonsense.

    • Jusqu’au Bout

      I’m photosensitive to some degree. Yes, I stupidly looked at the strobe gif and got nauseous but that was me being curious. If Eichenwald was really smart he’d sue Twitter not some regular Joe. That’s another reason to know this is politically motivated.

  • JosephtheGreat

    These companies are going to hand over information to police no questions asked every time. They have no interest in protecting you. Being a paid customer is simply not enough. They aren’t your mother or your wife, they don’t love you, they have no real loyalty to you. So it doesn’t surprise me at all, I would be way more shocked if they actually fought the police.

    • kid_you_not

      This always seemed like common sense and I never understood how people have this view that private companies are somehow resistant at all in working with the government.

    • ThomasER916

      Everything you said is simply not true. You’re autisically speaking in universalist terms. These companies will protect non-Whites, Jews, and Muslims, while turning against Whites. It doesn’t matter if it’s Twitter or Apple, the result is the same because their devotion to Third Worldism is the same. There’s clearly an agenda.

      • JosephtheGreat

        In cases like these where they are tracking down an anonymous source, they have no real idea what the race or even gender of the person is. You could make an educated guess but there is no certainty you would be correct. Just recently you had cases where jews and blacks have been caught making swastikas and calling in racist threats to jewish centers.

        From my own personal experience I know that if a police officer walks into my job to ask any question whether about an employee, former employee or any costumer they will hand the information over in a heartbeat. They aren’t going to protect anybody. They don’t want to fight the police. It wouldn’t make sense for them to. Even if the person in question is black or muslim.

        • ThomasER916

          Again, that is not true. Businesses will lie to defend illegals. Jewish, Muslim, and POC businesses will lie to defend their own. The only people who engage in the delusion of Universal Morality is White people.

  • Gubbler Chechenova

    Progressive Immigration calls for Mass Migration of Enterprising Peoples to Poor Nations, Not to Rich Ones

    We are told that immigrants are a blessing for the national economy.

    In that case, progressive immigration should be like progressive taxation.

    Now, under progressive taxation, the lower classes pay little or nothing and instead receive much of the revenues.

    Likewise, under progressive immigration, poor nations should receive most of the blessing of immigration.

    We are told that more immigration will lead to more economic growth because immigrants are so hardworking, intelligent, motivated, and enterprising. They are wonders for any national economy.

    Well, rich nations don’t deserve such blessings since they are rich already. Why should they take in immigrants to make their big economies even bigger?

    After all, the worst teams in sports get the first draft picks since best teams got the best players.

    It makes no sense to send more great players to an already great team.

    So, progressive immigration should bless the poorest nations with mass immigration. And since immigrants claim to be ‘progressive’ and ‘leftist’, they should want to help the poor than the rich. If immigrants say they want to go to nations that are already rich and help grow the economies, that’d be like helping the rich to become even richer. We don’t want that.

    We want all that immigrant energy and ingenuity to be used to help poor nations develop into richer ones.

    So, I think progressive immigration should be about sending most immigrants to the poorest nations where the new arrivals will use their skills and energy to grow their economies there. Why help rich nations grow richer? Why not help poor nations grow rich too?

    So, send all the Mexicans, Chinese, Indians, Arabs, and Africans to the poorest nations on Earth. Now, that is truly progressive in blessing the poorest nations with human capital of talent, spirit, and industry that will do wonders for the economies.

    And if the would-be immigrants are already in poor nations, they should summon their great spirit, intelligence, and skills to build their OWN economies. They should help expand the economy in their poor nations than go to rich nations to make the already rich even richer.

    • Yehudah Finkelstein

      This idiot needs to banned.

      • Gubbler Chechenova

        You’re a Jew!

  • ZeroSum

    Totally fucking ridiculous the FBI chased down a fucking TWEET!

    • Johnny Smoketree

      It is. Especially when they can’t find 33,000 emails because of the former director getting queasy during the entire investigation

  • ZeroSum

    Use a the app text free, it will assign you a clone phone number, when signing up with Twitter and ask for the call to verify option , your number won’t be linked to your phone service , also log in with a wifi that has VPN

  • Jack Burton

    Is anyone surprised that they will violate all principles and law just to track down someone a Jew hates? Nope, we’re living under anti-white tyranny with Jews in charge. It will keep happening as long as whites allow it to.

    • Yehudah Finkelstein

      Purimfest 2017.

  • pgg804

    I can’t help wondering if they would have been so helpful if Eichenwald wasn’t a Jew. I also can’t help thinking that Eichenwald should be laughed out of court if he can’t get a doctor (and not someone related to him) to testify he had a seizure as a result of this. I suspect he’s an outright liar and if he is lying, he should be made to pay in some way. This shouldn’t even go to court in my opinion.

  • Usurpname

    Such a relief knowing the FBI handles the big league shit like football jerseys and strobe gifs

  • Squidly 🇺🇸

    Obama weaponized every federal agency under his administration. I don’t know if we can clean them all up.

  • Vincent Law

    Does anyone want to make an ancap memeball out of this?

  • Ⓥince Green

    It’s all a public facade. High-profile cases have to be dealt with in a certain way for good optics.

  • In all fairness to the FBI, we really wouldn’t want to overload them with any serious crimes after that embarrassing incident back in 2012 when they spent several months and several hundred thousand dollars in a failed attempt to solve the missing case of Who’s on First. It’s great that we have other agencies across America ready to tackle the serious epidemic of Assault GIFs that have plagued our society for so long.

  • Spinteresting

    Weev commented on the issue here…

    … and talked to Greg Johnson a while back here:

    http://www.counter-currents.com/2016/04/counter-currents-radio-interview-with-weev/

    Since Weev probably knows much more about privacy on the internet than the average guy and Greg Johnson mentioned having workshops on human intelligence and counter-intelligence at his conferences on some podcast and Counter-Currents.com doesn’t have a guide or option to moderately securely contact them like The Intercept, for example (https://theintercept.com/leak/), it’s probably an insider-only affair. The Intercept also published a guide to go “rogue” on Twitter (https://theintercept.com/2017/02/20/how-to-run-a-rogue-government-twitter-account-with-an-anonymous-email-address-and-a-burner-phone/) “Extreme vetting,” like when someone wants to attend a conference Greg Johnson organises, has to start somewhere. Clear-text e-mails on a GMail account aren’t what is needed here.

    More generally, it’s not really that surprising that private companies cooperate with law enforcement agencies:

  • Does ANYONE really believe this strobe-caused-seizure story? It has BS written all over it. Clearly a ploy by an unbalanced, somewhat sociopathic individual to gain extra attention for himself, while symbolically taking revenge upon those who see him as the contemptible worm he is. Why does anyone even humor Eichenwald’s flyblown assertions?

  • What if this is all staged in order to establish the precedent of breaking online anonymity?

  • Tristan Rettke

    AT&T exploits children to promote their Race-Mixing agenda
    https://youtu.be/8vvS4htSokw
    AT&T ceo Randall L Stephenson happens to be a kike. What a coincidence!

  • FredAGunter

    I wanna see Eichenwald’s wife get on the stand and perjure herself.

    Would any sane person start tweeting when their loved one is convulsing on the ground in front of them.

    A good lawyer will eat her alive.

  • What if we all send him the same tweet?