(U//LES) FBI Bloods Street Gang Communicating Through Playstation Network (PSN)

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Bronx Bloods Members Communicating Through PlayStation Network (PSN)

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  • May 25, 2011

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(U//LES) FBI New York case information indicates that Bloods gang members in the Bronx, NY are utilizing PlayStation Network (PSN) to communicate each other while on house arrest. Identified Bloods will post their “PSN tag name”, a self-generated ID used to identify individual users, on social networking web-sites and invite others to connect with them using their PlayStation 3 gaming system. These individuals have been observed sharing “tag names” with each other and discussing intentions to communicate through PSN.

(U) PlayStation Network is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service which has been available to PlayStation users since November 2006. PSN allows gamers with PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming consoles to connect with each other and communicate inside of video games. Gamers can use either a wired router connection, wireless connection, or a modem connection to gain access to the PSN through their gaming system. While inside of a video game, users can communicate via voice, text, or video chat, requiring the purchase of only a head set and/or webcam. There are approximately 77 million registered PSN accounts in over 60 countries where gamers can communicate with each other, anywhere in the world, in a matter of seconds.

(U) Some of the services provided by PSN to facilitate user communication include:

• (U) Friend List: Users can maintain a list of up to 100 additional players that allows them to keep track of their activity and alert them to when they are signed into their game.
• (U) Instant Messaging: Users can communicate via text conversations with other players signed into the same video game.
• (U) Multiplayer Gaming: Users can link up to seven PS3 controllers to their own gaming system and/or connect online with large groups of other players.
• (U) Voice/Video Chat/Cross Game Chat Rooms: Users can communicate to other players through Bluetooth/USB Headsets and/or PlayStation Eye/Eye ToyWebcams. (Analyst Note: Video chats only require a Webcam as they already have microphones built-in).
• (U) Internet Browser and Google Search Engine
• (U) Video download/sharing services
• (U) PlayStation Home: A virtual 3D social network gaming service allowing users to create a custom avatar, interact and connect with friends and other users in a virtual world. As of December 2010, there were approximately 17 million users and over 600 organized events held in this virtual world.
• (U) Facebook Access

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4 comments for “(U//LES) FBI Bloods Street Gang Communicating Through Playstation Network (PSN)

  1. ogie
    August 1, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Even better, i had a friend that was on house arrest and they showed up to install his ankle monitor and software on his computer to track what he was doing. The guy came and was like “i need to install some software on your PC” my friend gives him his laptop, the guy guy opens it up and is like “what is this, this isn’t windows” and my friend tells him it is linux, and the guy had no clue what that was. My friend explained what linux was and then the Fed asked “will this cd work on that” and my friend said no. So he left without ever installing any software on his computer. Then when they came at the end of his house arrest to “uninstall” the software the Fed that showed up was dumbfounded because the disks they have for installs have windows, mac and linux versions on the same disk.

    As the saying goes ..good enough for government work.

  2. February 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Hello mates, nice piece of writing and nice urging commented here, I am in fact enjoying by these.

  3. Hoodie Ninja
    February 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Ya’ll just figured out that they usin’ PSN or XBL to talk?
    Ya’ll is fuccin’ stupid. They people like everyone else, EVERYONE USES IT. It’s like the fuccin’ internet, dumb bastards.

  4. December 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    THERE ISNT NOTHING WRONG TALKING TO LIL HOMIES USING THE PSN THE FEDS NEEDS TO GROW UP REAL TALK FREEDOM OF SPEECH

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