Documents reviewed by Motherboard, including thousands of pages of Anom messages, show that the FBI's backdoored Anom phones collected more data than the content of messages.
The Australian Federal Police has entered a second phase of arrests based on messages gathered through Anom.
Videos, documents, and other files obtained by Motherboard show how the company functioned as an entity in its own right.
A court in Finland ruled that the messages could not be used as evidence against two particular suspects. But the ruling could have a knock-on effect with other cases.
The Department of Justice says Jean-François Eap is a drug boss. He says he just sold privacy-focused phones.
Ciphr is one of the few remaining players in the encrypted phone industry after the FBI secretly ran its own firm called Anom.
'Anom’ phones used in an FBI honeypot are mysteriously showing up on the secondary market. We bought one.
The FBI had to run its Anom encrypted phone company just like any other, a former Department of Justice official who worked on the case told Motherboard.
The defendants thought they worked for Anom, an encrypted phone company marketed to criminals. But the FBI was in control, and now the DOJ is charging them.
New court records detail how the FBI turned encrypted phone company 'Anom' into a honeypot for organized crime.
The CEO of Sky Jean-Francois Eap told Motherboard "The unfounded allegations of involvement in criminal activity by me and our company are entirely false."