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The Silk Road founder was caught because he was stupid.

My friend got robbed at gunpoint this week, her phone and purse were taken. The cops found the suspect because she had Find My iPhone enabled.

Simple things often lead to catching bad guys.

In this context, "stupid" isn't binary. It makes strategic sense for law enforcement to invest in systems that create requirements for criminals to be smart all the time; lots of people can avoid stupidity for short stretches, but far fewer of them can be consistently competent over the long term.

Totally agree.

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