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There’s a dark side to the internet. powtac/Flickr

Explainer: what is the dark web?

There's a dark side of the internet, where almost anything goes, or can be bought for the right price.
In a stark contrast to the conventional drug trade, some users in online marketplaces offer full or partial refunds for drugs that are intercepted by customs. AAP/Customs

‘Fair trade’ cocaine and ‘conflict-free’ opium: the future of online drug marketing

In October 2013, US authorities shut down Silk Road, the world’s largest cryptomarket. At the time, prosecutors claimed that the closure of the so-called “eBay of illicit drugs” represented the beginning…
It may be closed, but Silk Road was not the only online avenue to illegal goods and services. lens-flare.de

End of the Silk Road: how did Dread Pirate Roberts get busted?

You’ll have seen the owner of notorious online marketplace Silk Road, Ross William Ulbricht, was arrested in a San Francisco public library on Wednesday, California time. But how does the administrator…

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