A website called the Silk Road appears to enable you to buy drugs as easily as you would buy an item on eBay.(We didn’t actually complete a purchase.)
We’ve previously reported on the Tor network, an anonymous collection of sites that exist in semi-secrecy, outside of the scope of Google, Facebook, and even conventional web browsers.
This network is designed in such a way that all your activity on it is kept completely anonymous and untraceable.
When you pair this with Bitcoin, an anonymous digital currency that can be converted into real money, it opens a Pandora’s box of sorts. eCommerce companies on Tor purport to allow people to buy a wide variety of drugs and even hire assassins.
Using a Tor browser, you can access Silk Road at http://silkroadvb5piz3r.onion – but first you need to either create an account or log in.
Clicking on the item brings up a more detailed description. If we want to make sure it's a trustworthy seller, we can click on the username and read her history.
Our total comes to $88.17. All that's left to do is use PGP encryption to hide our mailing address and paste it here.
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