Silk Road and the online drugs trade - Truthloader Investigates
klevanat February 27,2015 It is funny how reliant we now are on search engines for web access, if it doesn't show up on Google, Yahoo, or Bing it's unlikely that a normal user will visit it. Interesting enough 'Onion Routing' was created by the US Navy and was a first step towards Tor.
Interesting view on that using silk road has more accountability and 'safeness' when buying illegal substances. It seems like not knowing what you were doing could still get you in trouble though, as they point out law enforcement can be on the silk road or that sometimes sellers can take the money and run.
Ahmedat March 17,2015 it's amaizing how people could just use the silk road to buy drugs and thinks that they can easily get away with it by saying "well it wasn't me i wasn't the one how sold or ordered these things". i think it's very easy to track these kind of activities as technology of computer forensics grows and i guess they should put a very stricked punishment for those how sells/buy drugs over the internet because it's can be easily spread among all comunity as most of the people uses the internet and by offering such a service it will affect the comunity even faster than the physical way of selling drugs.
nbodykat March 29,2015 It's interesting that the Dark Web was initially set up so that activists could do their thing without worrying about the Government trying to track their moves. Of course, it only takes one enterprising individual to start thinking 'I can make money off this and hide it from the authorities.' It was inevitable that criminals were going to use this to sell drugs, launder money, hire hitmen, etc. People want illegal things and will look for anyway to get away with it without getting caught. You have to admit it's safer to buy drugs on line. You don't have to worry about the dealer trying to kill you and taking your money or someone else trying to kill you because another individual wants to rob the dealer. The drug war was lost before it started. You only have supply because of the demand. If people want to stop illegal drugs you have to address the demand end of it and determine why it is that so many people want to use drugs in the first place.
jczarnyat April 18,2015 Another interesting video about the darkweb / silk road. Cant say I learned much that I didn't already know, because it was more of a high level overview. I did find it frustrating that people like Adam Kokesh were buying off silk road, and presenting it online in video format. Whats wrong with people?
gmazurat April 20,2015 Is it even a valid discussion that selling safer illicit drugs over the Internet based off of anonymity, reputation, and truthfulness. No matter where you buy illicit drugs, they are illicit for a reason. That is, they destroy the lives of users and their families. The dark market also suffers from its own competition wars, but in the dark market there are no rules, just your reputation, and they'll hack each other to gain an advantage over the other. Inevitably they make mistakes and law enforcement swoops in.