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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.
The internet has made crime bigger in scope and easier in practice. Photosani/Shutterstock

In the web’s hidden darknet, criminal enterprise is thriving

Criminals have always done their best to use new technology to their advantage and the rapid development of new digital technologies and online markets has provided the criminal entrepreneur with as much…
You won’t believe dramatic new portrayal of Silk Road… but you should. Johan.V./Flickr

New Fringe play offers insights on illegal ‘eBay for drugs’

Alex Oates’ debut Fringe play traces the journey of 19-year-old Geordie lad Bruce, as he begins dealing cocaine via the illicit…
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…
The dark web is under threat. Fir0002

Anonymity will be the next victim of internet censorship

The worrying developments in UK internet freedom over the last year make predictions for 2014 gloomy to say the least. Censorship now affects us all, so we should be thinking about it. And it’s not politically…

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