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DOJ Introduces Dark Web Team to Fight Illegal Drug Trade

With the rate of dark web usage increasing every now and then, there is serious concern about a strong and concrete plan or solution to put a stop to it. Well, many have tried to do that over the years, with various firms teaming up to fight this dark web battle but to no avail. The numbers still keep racking ... 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 »

PlayPen Case: DOJ Says FBI Played No Role In Improving Child Porn Website

Last week, Peter Adolf, a lawyer defending PlayPen’s former administrator, Steven Chase, argued that the FBI had improved the functionality of the infamous PlayPen dark web child porn site when they took control of it. The Department of Justice (DOJ) made a statement denying the claims: “The government played no role in enhancing or improving the functionality of the website,” ... Read More »

EFF Sues DOJ For Decryption Orders Against Tech Companies

Following the Apple vs FBI debacle, the EFF is suing the Department of Justice to find out if tech companies have ever been forced to decrypt user data. EFF Senior Staff Attorney Nate Cardozo said, “If the government is obtaining FISC orders to force a company to build backdoors or decrypt their users’ communications, the public has a right to ... Read More »