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New Hampshire Bill Would Defend Cryptocurrencies

A new bill recently passed in the New Hampshire House of Representatives would reverse regulations created by a law that was enacted in 2015. The regulations enacted in 2015 were the result of ironically numbered House Bill 666, a piece of legislation that was requested by the New Hampshire Banking Department. House Bill 666 regulated certain cryptocurrency businesses as money ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, March 26 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: A bitcoin scaling meeting may take place in May According to CoinDesk, a small group of bitcoin industry leaders, developers, and miners plan on discussing the cryptocurrency’s future in a meeting taking place in New York, in May. A notice including a list of potential guests was posted to ... Read More »

Attorney in Ireland Links the DNMs to an Ongoing Gang War

In Belfast, a High Court case took a surprising twist when the prosecution made their argument. The Gardaí arrested three men several months ago for attempted purchase of illegal weapons from the darknet. One of the men, Thomas Morgan, received no bail, but his co-defendants saw a completely different situation. Despite his claims that he played no role in the ... Read More »

Europe-wide Raids In Three Countries Taking Down Cybercrime Network

On Tuesday, law enforcement authorities in three European countries raided numerous locations and detained several suspects who were linked to a cybercrime forum on the dark web. Just in Germany, more than 1,000 investigators searched over 120 homes and offices in connection with crimenetwork.biz. On the dark net website, cybercriminals were selling various illicit products, including stolen goods, narcotics, and ... Read More »

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German Gets Lesser Sentence Due To Active Addiction Treatment

The Marburg Magistrate Court sentenced a 34-year-old to two years of probation for ordering narcotics from the dark web. Since the suspect reported that he was addicted to drugs for a long time and actively took part in a therapy program, he received a lesser sentence from the judge. The prosecution charged the defendant with 10 drug-related charges. According to ... Read More »

Young German Ordered Weed From Dark Web – Sentenced To Community Work

An 18-year-old from Waldheim, Germany ordered marijuana from the dark web. When his parents found out, they imposed a house arrest on their son. Additionally, the juvenile court sentenced the defendant to community work. According to official court documents, the 18-year-old ordered 120 grams of marijuana from Canada. However, he never received the package since customs intercepted the parcel. When ... Read More »

Some Cities Using Smart City Gunfire Detection

ShotSpotter, as described by the New York Post, demonstrated the advanced level of data extraction made possible by modern technology. SST’s ShotSpotter is a tool that provides law enforcement with details of a shooting far more quickly than someone can place a call. Not only that, but the technology can pick up what type of weapon, how many weapons, how ... Read More »

DoJ Drops Child Porn Charges to Keep Tor Exploit Confidential

Last April, the FBI refused to comply with a federal judge when he requested information about the Bureau’s Tor exploit. The FBI used a piece of malware called a Network Investigative Technique or NIT against a massive darknet child pornography website. The malware exposed site viewers to the FBI who subsequently arrested several hundred suspects.. However, the FBI’s struggle to ... Read More »

Woman Buys Drug From Darkweb With Bitcoin, Faces 4 Years in Prison

Jamie Marie Robertson, a 32-year-old woman charged for unlawful use of a communications facility, pleaded guilty in the Lubbock federal court. Robertson will face up to four years in prison for her key role in the distribution of fentanyl on the darknet, a powerful synthetic opiod analgesic that is 100 times more potent than morphine, according to the National Institute ... Read More »

CIA Forced to Hack Phones To Snoop on Signal and WhatsApp Users

Wikileaks has released Vault 7, the first part in a series of leaks which comprise the largest leakage of secret CIA documents ever. The data Wikileaks obtained was taken from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence. The leaks revealed that as of 2016, the CIA uses at least 26 “weaponized” zero days and techniques, developed by the NSA and the ... Read More »

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German University Student Arrested For Ordering Large Amounts Of Drugs From The Dark Web

Law enforcement authorities arrested an 18-year-old student from Kinzigtal, Germany for purchasing large amounts of narcotics from the dark net for resale purposes. The Offenburg Public Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against the suspect. The accusations include the unauthorized handling of narcotics in “no small amount”. According to the indictment, the defendant, in the spring of 2015, started trafficking with drugs. ... Read More »

Child Porn Crackdown In Slovenia: Law Enforcement Raided 13 Apartments

On March 7, investigators in Slovenia carried out house searches at several locations in connection with the sexual abuse of children on the internet. According to police information, law enforcement authorities raided 13 addresses aiming at collecting information and evidence to justify the suspicion of crime presentation, manufacture, possession, and distribution of child pornographic material. The primary objective of the ... Read More »

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More Than 1,000 Investigations Started Against The Customers Of Narcotics Vendor Chemical Love

On April 14, 2016, law enforcement authorities raided the headquarters of the narcotics vendor shop “Chemical Love” arresting five suspects. The bust resulted in investigators seizing massive amounts of drugs. Now, the defendants are standing trial in the courtroom in Landau in der Pfalz, Germany. When German police arrested the five suspects and raided the “narcotics depot”, they found an ... Read More »

Alphabay to Add Ethereum Support in May

According to a message on /r/Alphabay and /r/darknetmarkets, Alphabay developers are currently in the process of finalizing a framework for Ethereum transactions. Starting May 1, the marketplace will allow the sending and receiving of yet another cryptocurrency. In addition to its original Bitcoin support, Alphabay opened up support for Monero in 2016. The value of ETH recently spiked in value. ... Read More »

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Sex Predator Peter Scully To Escape Death Penalty In The Philippines

Alleged Australian pedophile Peter Scully will escape the death penalty in the Philippines if convicted, despite what police said about the horrific acts he did with children. Lawmakers in the country excluded the alleged crimes of the defendant from a death penalty bill. The bill passed in the Philippine parliament 216 votes to 54. The bill reintroduces the death penalty, ... Read More »