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How to stop your phone from being hacked

If you’ve ever forgotten your phone or left it at home for the day, you will have realised just how much you use it. On average, we check our mobile …

The Secret Life of a Silk Road 2.0 Mastermind

“At some point, you have to lie to someone. You have to deceive people.”<p>On one side of the kitchen, he was cooking for friends. On the other, he was running a multi-million dollar drug market from a laptop.<p>"Technically I was still at work while I was doing dinner," the man claiming to be Dread …

North Korea has a crystal-meth problem

The recent admission of a British citizen that he had participated in a plan to move 100 kilograms of high-purity crystal methamphetamine from the hermit kingdom of North Korea to the U.S. raises all sorts of questions. But for most people, the first one that pops up is, "Wait, North Korea has a …

Heroin users are cutting their heroin with a deadly chemical in hopes of bringing themselves 'as close to the line as possible'

They're mixing the drug with the synthetic opiate fentanyl — an anesthetic that is 30-to-50 times more potent than heroin, and infinitely more deadly.<p>"The big thing with heroin users now is finding heroin laced with fentanyl," explains Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Spokesperson Matthew …

Silk Road prosecutors talk about Bitcoin, Ripple and money laundering

The prosecutors that finally unravelled Silk Road, and who set a standard with money laundering charges against Ripple, have been described by …