The Darkside of the Deepweb: the Blackmarket

Total and anonymous freedom such as that seen with the Darknet comes with some problems. The most notorious being the Online Black Market. On this notorious market, as many of you already know, one can buy literally anything...anything. I'm talking Ectasy, Cocaine, Marijuana. The problem arises when you add people to the mix, specifically minors. Downloading, installing, and navigating the TOR browser is easy, maybe too easy. This means pretty much anyone who can install an email client can also get onto the most notrious black market ever created,  including minors. Approximately two years ago, a teen was turned in by...


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Why the FBI can never regulate Drug Trade through the Dark Net

For every “major victory” the government seems to gain in the battle against drug trade in the online world, there seems to be a new member ready to step aside and replace the old syndicate. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the FBI, recently brought down the latest big name in the drug trading syndicated online, known as Silk Road 2.0. The name is, of course, in homage to the original Silk Road website that was so publicized in 2012. However, the gap in the market has already been replaced – Evolution has now stepped in as the largest Dark...


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The Matrix Metaphor of the Deep Web

If you have ever been on the Deep Web, you already know it's a crazy place. It's notorious for it's illegal activity, Black Hat Hacking Forums, Scams, Whistle blower blogs, and pretty much anything else you could imagine. The first link on "The Hidden Wiki" of the Deep Web is "The Matrix Metaphor" and it's labeled as a nice read. After reading it through, I ascertained that it was an interesting perspective on the state of today's society. Particularly after the recent events with NSA and the If you want a full text on the article, it is posted it...


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Feds haven't actually busted 400+ Darknet Sites

Recently many websites have reported that the FBI and Operation Onymous (clever name) have seized over 400 Darknet Sites. These sites clearly have no conception how the Deep Web operates, because the FBI definitely did not seize this many sites, and they have most certainly not put a dent in the online trafficking of illicit substances and items. On November 7, the BBC reported that "Silk Road 2.0 and 400+ other sites believed to be selling illegal items including drugs and weapons have been shut down.". Other websites reported similar findings. Although the FBI did seize the Silkroad and other...


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