Drugs, Internet, ...
Follow
Find
2.9K views | +0 today
Drugs, Internet, Society
Exploring the intersections between drug use and internet technologies in increasingly networked societies
Curated by Monica Barratt
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Attackers wield Firefox exploit to uncloak anonymous Tor users

Attackers wield Firefox exploit to uncloak anonymous Tor users | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
Publicly available exploit threatens all Tor users unless they take action now.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Study shows link between reclassification of cannabis, hospital admissions for cannabis psychosis

Researchers from the University of York have demonstrated that the change in cannabis declassification in 2009 has coincided with a significant increase in hospital admissions for cannabis psychosis - rather than the decrease it was intended to...
Monica Barratt's insight:

More evidence against increasing prohibition. No it doesn't appear to reduce harms... rather it tends to have the opposite effect.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Secret website harboured drugs smorgasbord, court hears

Secret website harboured drugs smorgasbord, court hears | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
A judge has expressed fears about a secretive eBay-like online marketplace a man used to buy illegal drugs for his "smorgasbord" trafficking operation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Mock dope used to foil mine drugs test

Mock dope used to foil mine drugs test | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
NEWCASTLE: Use of synthetic pot common to escape workplace drug checks, former miner claims.
more...
MildGreen Initiative's comment, May 7, 2013 5:59 AM
But ethyl alcohol remains 'encouraged'.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Airport in grip of drug trade

Airport in grip of drug trade | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
An entrenched network of allegedly corrupt customs officers at Sydney Airport has been importing drugs with organised crime figures for several years in one of Australia's most serious corruption scandals.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Dealers shed light on dark internet's drug trade - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Dealers shed light on dark internet's drug trade - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
Users of the dark internet tell 7.30 about their illegal trades on a growing online black market, which is helping more and more Australians to buy drugs and weapons.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Portugal cracks down on legal highs

Portugal cracks down on legal highs | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
AUTHORITIES in Portugal are waging war on the synthetic drugs known as bath salts, amid concerns they are becoming increasingly popular among youths looking for a legal high, despite a ban on selling them to minors.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Packages intercepted through Australia Post each day

Packages intercepted through Australia Post each day | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
Latest Esperence news, sport, football and business news from The Esperence Express.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Special delivery: Getting drugs posted through your door

Special delivery: Getting drugs posted through your door | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
Brighton and Hove has once again been given the dubious honour of the “drugs death capital” of Britain. But as narcotic use becomes even more commonplace, young professionals in the city are receiving deliveries of Class A drugs from their post men.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Brothers in court over online drugs

Brothers in court over online drugs | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
Police have seized cannabis, ecstasy and speed bought from an underground website described as an...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Network of

Network of | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
A large number of websites shielded by an anonymizing service vanished from the Internet on Saturday, an action that may be linked with an arrest of a man in Ireland.
Monica Barratt's insight:

Implications for Silk Road?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Older males lead synthetic sales

Older males lead synthetic sales | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
TWO tonnes of synthetic cannabis is sold across Australia every week, according to retailers involved in the trade of the legal drugs designed to mimic the effects of their illegal equivalents.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Cancer groups target synthetic dope

Cancer groups target synthetic dope | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
CANCER Council Hunter manager Shayne Connell has pledged a campaign against synthetic cannabis after a Newcastle retailer boasted sales of up to 400 a day.
more...
MildGreen Initiative's comment, May 7, 2013 5:57 AM
I'd worry more if it as only ten a day.... alas with this 'othering' of users leds to another research opportunity going down the toilet. How about 'what policy' would enhance the safety profile...yadda yadda.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Crisis on the Silk Road: If you can't trust Britain's biggest online drug dealer, who can you trust? – Telegraph Blogs

Crisis on the Silk Road: If you can't trust Britain's biggest online drug dealer, who can you trust? – Telegraph Blogs | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
Over the weekend, Britain's biggest seller of marijuana on the illegal but very successful online drug-dealing website Silk Road (SR, to those in the know) seems to have cut and run, disappearing from SR with a huge amount of his customer's money.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Make legal highs available for sale, government urged

Make legal highs available for sale, government urged | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
Senior police have told inquiry into psychoactive synthetic drugs that making them illegal would not reduce their use
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Kronic 'king' on bail after facing drug charges in Australia - National - NZ Herald News

Kronic 'king' on bail after facing drug charges in Australia - National - NZ Herald News | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
New Zealand's king of legal cannabis faces trafficking charges in Australia after allegedly being found with a commercial quantity of drugs.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Apps help drug lords stay one step ahead

Apps help drug lords stay one step ahead | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
THE nation's law enforcement agencies are struggling to tackle high-level organised crime, with a "significant number" of drug lords running their businesses from overseas and using new encryption software for smartphones that is difficult to decode.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Magic mushroom fun guys unite online to swap hostspots

Magic mushroom fun guys unite online to swap hostspots | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
PEOPLE hunting "magic" mushrooms are using the internet to share intelligence about where to find the hallucinogenic fungi and to help identify their hauls.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Monica Barratt
Scoop.it!

Bitcoin Foundation hopes to revive reputation of online currency

Bitcoin Foundation hopes to revive reputation of online currency | Drugs, Internet, Society | Scoop.it
Universal anonymity of virtual currency is both its advantage and disadvantage, attracting allegations of fraud and criminality...
more...
No comment yet.