16 Aug '12, 11am

Excellent article (and comments) on Canadians and #bitcoin from CBCNews #silkroad

Excellent article (and comments) on Canadians and #bitcoin from CBCNews #silkroad

Canadians are among the top sellers and buyers of marijuana, steroids, cocaine and other drugs available at the click of a mouse on an anonymous website that functions like a black market version of eBay, a study has found. The website, called Silk Road, uses a digital currency to protect online purchases, and an anonymity software to conceal users' identities online, making it very difficult for law enforcement agents to locate the site's servers or its participants. Nicolas Christin, a cyber security professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., said the website is growing at an alarming rate, with total revenues estimated at $1.9 million per month. "This seems to be a growing marketplace," said Christin, who recently released a research paper on the illegal online pharmacy titled "Travelling the Silk Road; A measurement analyses of a large anonymous online...

Full article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/08/16/online-dru...

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Only 2% of Canadians Now Deny Climate Change

Only 2% of Canadians Now Deny Climate Change

treehugger.com 15 Aug '12, 10pm

Canucks seem to have a sharper grasp of climate science than their southern neighbors. Here's the Globe and Mail , the nat...