In the Media

Thousands of drug dealers openly advertising online

PUBLISHED August 4, 2014

Technology like Tor, which allows users to browse the internet anonymously, and unregulated digital currencies such as Bitcoin have allowed a crop of online marketplaces for illicit goods and services to spring up. These websites, which are like an for drugs and guns, have soared in popularity in recent years. Now new figures reveal that the number of adverts for illicit drugs on the "dark net" - the part of the internet not scanned or searched by Google - has doubled in the past year.

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