Posts Tagged Physical Tradecraft

Date: October 7th, 2013
Cate: Dossiers, Frontpage, Opinion
Comments Off on Tracking the Silk Road – Lessons for darknet services

Tracking the Silk Road – Lessons for darknet services

On Oct 2nd 2013, a person was arrested in San Francisco (CA USA) who allegedly operated the darknet marketplace website “The Silk Road”. Shortly after, the Silk Road went offline.

Within minutes discussions on the Internet sprung up with thousands of people trying to cope with their loss, trying to make sense of what happened. Several “official” documents (a criminal complaint and an indictment) were released shortly after which, in turn, lead to commentators rushing to explain what stupid mistakes DPR – the Silk Road operator – had committed. Now, after a few days have passed, I’d like to give analysis a try myself.

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Date: December 1st, 2012
Cate: Concepts, Frontpage
Comments Off on No place to hide. Anonymity – Online and Offline – Part III

No place to hide. Anonymity – Online and Offline – Part III

In this article we are going to explore how anonymity in the physical world is eroded through technologies and conventions that have been introduced over the last 30 years. Most people assume that their physical behavior is mostly disconnected from the world of bits and bytes, databases and surveillance (see part I on the Theory of Anonymity, and part II about Online Anonymity). Sadly, this increasingly proves to be an illusion.

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Date: November 5th, 2012
Cate: Concepts, Frontpage

Libertopia Conference – Theory & Practice of Black Market Business

Slides for Jonathan Logan’s talk at Libertopia 2012: Theory & Practice of Black Market Business.