The hacker who steals your data is just one part of an illicit supply chain featuring producers, wholesalers, distributors and consumers – a black-market industry worth millions of dollars.
The sale of fossils at auction houses reflects a problematic trend of privileging profit over knowledge and education.
Rhino horn consumers have a strong preference for wild rhino horn.
Data breaches have become a fact of life. Here are articles from The Conversation that detail the threat, why it happens and what you can do to protect yourself.
A thriving black market for stolen personal data makes millions of people vulnerable to spies, spammers, scammers and hackers.
These online spaces are more regulated than many media reports would have you believe. And the vast majority of dark web traders are steering clear of exploiting the pandemic.
The illicit drug trade is thriving on the dark web because it’s seen as safer and more profitable than street dealing, according to encrypted interviews with people who sell drugs online.
From Santiago and La Paz to Beirut and Jakarta, many of the cities now gripped by protest share a common problem: They’ve grown too much, too fast.
To fight the black market, the price of legal cannabis has to be relatively low. But if nothing else is done, the black market will persist.
While there’s still a great deal that is unknown about sex trafficking, research studies and nonprofits have been able to gather telling data on this industry’s victims and perpetrators.
New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft’s criminal charges in a suspected sex trafficking case draw new attention to this illicit underground economy.
Stories of substitution and surrogates are all too common in the wildlife trade, especially when it comes to medicines derived from animal parts.
In Canada’s newly-legal cannabis market, retailers will face tough competition from the established black market.
As marijuana legalization looms and we we contemplate the future of cannabis sales in Canada, there are still lots of questions for both the public and government to consider.
How industry-funded data on tobacco smuggling exaggerates the scale of the problem.
Instead of a clear movement toward more formalised economic transactions, demonetisation in India has reinforced the informal economy.
In competing with Canada’s black markets, legal cannabis has potential strengths and weaknesses. Most flow directly from governments’ policy choices.
Across Canada and around the world, thousands of students are paying cash for good grades - in tests, essays and even PhD theses. On Oct. 18, 2017, universities globally are fighting back.
Problems occur when a country falls in love with gold, and silver might be about to get a boost from proposed solutions.
The world’s most isolated country has a lot going on – and its complex internal dynamics are too often overlooked.