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Crimes against the environment: the silent victim of warfare

Crimes against the environment: the silent victim of warfare | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Acts perpetrated during the course of warfare have, through the ages, led to significant environmental destruction.
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Ex-hedge funder buys rights to AIDS drug and raises price from $13.50 to $750 per pill

Ex-hedge funder buys rights to AIDS drug and raises price from $13.50 to $750 per pill | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A former hedge fund manager turned pharmaceutical businessman has purchased the rights to a 62-year-old drug used for treating life-threatening parasitic infections and raised the price overnight from $13.50 per tablet to $750.

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Europol warning: ‘Internet of Everything’ could lead to ‘online murder’ by end of 2014

Europol warning: ‘Internet of Everything’ could lead to ‘online murder’ by end of 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The EU’s chief criminal intelligence agency warms that the threat of “online murder” is set to rise, with cyber criminals increasingly targeting victims with internet technology.
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How Illicit Networks Impact Sovereignty - ISN

How Illicit Networks Impact Sovereignty - ISN | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This is a battle for information and real power among global networks, social media groups, and nongovernmental organizations to secure political power. Illicit networks are controlling turf and capturing state functions, including the legitimate protective security roles of the state, assuming the power to enforce their will and punish those who do not comply. This is a battle that favors the agile and those with the will to use brute strength and force (cyber or otherwise). The criminal netwarriors increasingly employ barbarization and high-order violence combined with information operations to seize the initiative and embrace the mantle of social bandit to confer legitimacy on themselves and their enterprises. States must adapt and react to these changes and challenges to sovereignty in order to maintain collective security and retain effective control of their territory, borders, and populace.

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Meet The 'Assassination Market' Creator Who's Crowdfunding Murder With Bitcoins

Meet The 'Assassination Market' Creator Who's Crowdfunding Murder With Bitcoins | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As Bitcoin becomes an increasingly popular form of digital cash, the cryptocurrency is being accepted in exchange for everything from socks to sushi to heroin. If one anarchist has his way, it'll soon be used to buy murder, too.
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Collective intelligence CAN change the world! | ONE TOUR

Collective intelligence CAN change the world! | ONE TOUR | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One Tour’s belief is that collective intelligence can change the world. I think that Delancey Street is striving to build this intelligence from scratch. Criminals who often swore to kill each other -so not particularly thrilled by the collaborative aspect of human relationships- get to learn that it is ok to make mistakes and to ask other co-residents for help.

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This Is the Scariest Sentence You Will Ever Read About the Internet

This Is the Scariest Sentence You Will Ever Read About the Internet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A hacker claims to have maintained an army of 30,000 fake Twitter profiles that helped candidates win elections in Latin America.
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FBI Fears Bitcoin's Popularity with Criminals | WIRED

FBI Fears Bitcoin's Popularity with Criminals | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The FBI sees the anonymous Bitcoin payment network as an alarming haven for money laundering and other criminal activity — including as a tool for hackers to rip off fellow Bitcoin users.
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Newcastle Web Consulting's curator insight, October 7, 2014 3:55 PM

In the document, the FBI notes that because Bitcoin combines cryptography and a peer-to-peer architecture to avoid a central authority, contrary to how digital currencies such as eGold and WebMoney operated, law enforcement agencies have more difficulty identifying suspicious users and obtaining transaction records.

Though the Bureau expresses confidence that authorities can still snag some suspects who use third-party Bitcoin services that require customers to submit valid identification or banking information in order to convert their bitcoins into real-world currencies, it notes that using offshore services that don’t require valid IDs can thwart tracking by law enforcement.

Paul Gill's curator insight, October 8, 2014 4:17 PM

The FBI sees the anonymous Bitcoin payment network as an alarming haven for money laundering and other criminal activity — including as a tool for hackers to rip off fellow Bitcoin users.

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Alternative Currencies - POST Note

Alternative currencies are types of money or exchange that can be used instead of and alongside national currency. A number of alternative currencies are used in the UK today. This POSTnote outlines the different types and aims of these currencies. It also sets out how alternative currencies are being used and highlights regulatory and policy challenges regarding consumer protection, financial crime and taxation and benefits.

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Thomas Rid | Forget The Hype about Cyberwar: Hacking Makes the World More Peaceful | Foreign Affairs

Thomas Rid | Forget The Hype about Cyberwar: Hacking Makes the World More Peaceful | Foreign Affairs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Cyberwar Is Coming!” declared the title of a seminal 1993 article by the RAND Corporation analysts John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt, who argued that the nascent Internet would fundamentally transform warfare.
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Collective intelligence CAN change the world! | ONE TOUR

Collective intelligence CAN change the world! | ONE TOUR | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One Tour’s belief is that collective intelligence can change the world. I think that Delancey Street is striving to build this intelligence from scratch. Criminals who often swore to kill each other -so not particularly thrilled by the collaborative aspect of human relationships- get to learn that it is ok to make mistakes and to ask other co-residents for help.

 
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