Behind Bars, But Still Connected: Bankman-Fried Permitted To Surf These Websites

U.S. prosecutors and lawyers are allowing FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried access to a limited number of websites on a specially configured laptop.

Among the approved sites are Amazon, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Decrypt, CoinDesk, Netflix, Spotify, DoorDash, Uber Eats, and various government websites.

Bankman-Fried also has access to blockchain explorers, crypto price trackers, and other resources for legal research, as well as a cloud-hosted, read-only version of the FTX database as part of the discovery process.

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U.S. prosecutors also wish to install pen registers on the disgraced entrepreneur's phone, email, and home IP address to monitor all online activity.

District Judge Lewis Kaplan of the Southern District of New York denied Bankman-Fried's request to use messaging apps, but granted permission to use Gmail, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Zoom, Adobe Acrobat, Docusign, and the password manager 1password.

Bankman-Fried was arrested in December for alleged fraud surrounding his involement with FTX. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

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