Law Enforcement

Ethereum Developer Virgil Griffith to Be Released From Jail Pending Trial

According to Friday’s complaint, Griffith asked for – and was denied – permission to travel to North Korea in order to give the presentation, titled “Blockchain and Peace.” Moreover, the complaint said, Griffith subsequently “began formulating plans to facilitate the exchange of Cryptocurrency-1 between the DPRK and South Korea,” despite knowing that this would violate …

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Russia Wants to Be Able to Seize Cybercriminals’ Bitcoin

Russian authorities are seeking legal means to confiscate virtual assets such as cryptocurrencies as they already can with more traditional forms of property. In an effort to fight cybercrime, the Ministry of Internal Affairs intends to develop legislation allowing law agencies to force criminals to hand over ill-gotten digital gains and wants proposals on the …

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Florida police obtain Alexa recordings in murder investigation

Sponsored Links Nathan Ingraham/Engadget Police have once again obtained Alexa voice recordings as part of an investigation, although they’re not necessarily expecting a treasure trove of information this time around. Law enforcement in Hallandale Beach, Florida has used a search warrant to collect Alexa recordings from two Echo Dots as part of a murder case. …

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Berlusconi Admins Disappear — Darknet Users Rush to Find Alternatives

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The darknet marketplace Berlusconi Market has been reportedly down for more than two weeks, according to users who patronize the hidden website. The outage has led many to believe the market administrators exit scammed with all the funds. While others speculate that government agents have infiltrated Berlusconi Market as there are no …

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US investigates escort and massage sites over human trafficking

Sponsored Links dragana991 via Getty Images Backpage is no more, but US authorities are still determined to crack down on sites that enable human trafficking and other crimes. Wall Street Journal sources say Homeland Security, the Justice Department and others are reportedly investigating escort and massage sites Eros.com, EroticMonkey.ch and Rubmaps.ch to see if they’ve …

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Ring reportedly shared video sharing data, detailed maps with police in 2018

Enlarge / A map showing the approximate location of the 405 police departments working with Ring as of August 30, 2019 Ring Ring, Amazon’s home security camera and surveillance company, has since 2018 rapidly expanded its business by partnering with more than 400 police and sheriff departments nationwide. Amid a growing chorus of privacy complaints …

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7 Darknet Markets Where Your Cryptocurrency Is Welcome

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Whether you’re a Store of Value advocate or a Medium of Exchange purveyor, every bitcoiner ought to spend a little crypto from time to time. Consider it as paying it forward, spreading the love, fostering adoption or simply treating yourself. And where better to send your spare satoshis than the darknet, where …

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Botched update crashes hundreds of Netherlands police ankle monitors

Sponsored Links Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images Mangled software updates are a headache for everyday users, but they created serious trouble for Dutch law enforcement in recent days. Officials have revealed that a software update created a “disruption” for hundreds of ankle monitors used to track bail releases and house arrests, leaving police …

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The Darknet’s Largest Marketplace Is Closing – But a Replacement Is on Its Way

<strong>After more than five years of business, Dream is preparing to close its doors. The darknet marketplace (DNM) will shut up shop within a month, before relaunching under a new name and onion domain. The move has caused jitters within the darknet community, with buyers seeking reassurances that the site hasn’t been compromised by law …

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Finland’s Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins Operations

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>On Monday, the Helsinki-based peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins announced it is adding several different identification processes in order to improve AML and KYC requirements. The move to bolster the new customer verification procedure follows Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) mandating supervision over exchange operations.</strong> Also read: Mineable Cryptocurrencies Are Far More Valuable …

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