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David Maimon’s cybersecurity research group noticed a flood of checks in underground markets, which opened a window into much broader criminal activity. Collage by Kimberly Patch

Behind the scenes of the investigation: Heists Worth Billions

Professor David Maimon describes how his team investigated criminal enterprises on the dark web.
Colorado River toad. Shutterstock

Lickable toads and magic mushrooms: wildlife traded on the dark web is the kind that gets you high

Most wildlife is trafficked openly, while dark web markets sell animals, plants and fungi as drugs. But this could change if there’s a clampdown on open trade.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron launched the Christchurch Call initiative in Paris in May 2019. EPA/Yoan Valat

Christchurch’s legacy of fighting violent extremism online must go further – deep into the dark web

The US, Russia and China haven’t backed the NZ-led Christchurch Call to crackdown on online extremism. Without them, and key non-western media, the initiative is unlikely to make enough difference.

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