11 Jan '13, 10pm

Silk Road: Deep Inside The Internet Hides A Booming Market For Any Kind Of Drug

Like the Neapolitan neighborhood of Scampia where the mob openly runs the drugs trade, the Internet is rife with narcotics for sale. But there is one particular website that has far more to offer than what you could find in Scampia . It is a forum that is open 24/7, where thousands of drug dealers sell every kind of drug imaginable without any real risk of being caught and punished. This junkie's playground is called "Silk Road." Mind you, it's not easy to find. This eBay of dope appears not to exist­ - if you type the address into your browser it doesn't turn up any results. But the site most definitely does exist. It's hiding in a dark corner of the web – the hidden Internet – the Deep Web . To enter this parallel virtual world you need to use Tor (short for The Onion Router), a free program that encrypts the user’s information to make navigation completely anonymous. It...

Full article: http://www.worldcrunch.com/rss/tech-science/silk-road-dee...

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