Hey! Want Some Guns and Dope?

by wjw on April 25, 2014

Despite the best efforts of governments throughout the world, despite constant DDoS attacks and the FBI shutting down the Silk Road and busting the Dread Pirate Roberts, the dark web is still a major market for guns, drugs, stolen credit card numbers, and other contraband.

Grams_Heroin-Results-660x3791But there are two problems with doing your deals on the dark web.  First, you need to know the exact URL of the guy you want to deal with, and these people change their URLs all the time.  And second, you’re dealing with criminals who are pursuing crime as an avocation.  Which is to say, you could give them your money and they could just walk away with it.  What are you gonna do when your meth deal goes south, complain to the police?

But now the dark web has become a much friendlier place, thanks to Grams, a new web browser (in beta test) designed specifically to navigate the darknet. “I am working on the algorithm so it is a lot like Google’s it will have a scoring system based how long the listing has been up, how many transactions, how many good reviews. That way you will see the best listing first,” says “gramsadmin,” the browser’s creator.

The program will also help you find the new URL of a site that has been shut down.

So whether you deal in grams, kilos, ounces, or calibers, Grams would seem to be your best tool for achieving satisfaction!

Though I suspect that among Grams’ first customers will be the FBI, NSA, CIA, and security services worldwide.  So maybe you don’t want to buy that ad.

Just sayin’.

Ralf The Dog April 26, 2014 at 1:11 am

Who is to say, it was not the three letter agencies who created the software in the first place.

Ralf The Dog April 26, 2014 at 1:15 am

Note: It is not a browser, it is a Tor site. That said, with Tor probably being compromised, it is a trap.

wjw April 26, 2014 at 6:34 am

The three-letter agencies, I’m guessin’, already have the capability to browse the darknet.

Esebian April 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm

The TLAs don’t need to pay for this or for codemonkeys subverting anonymization networks, they just buy the majority of their data from Google and friends.

Uhm, I mean *puts on fedora* Big Bad Goverment forces them to and it’s totally not their business model to make money by selling our data to the highest bidder!

jimme blue April 27, 2014 at 4:03 am

“Ralf The Dog April 26, 2014 at 1:11 am
Who is to say, it was not the three letter agencies who created the software in the first place.”

For what it’s worth, TOR was originally developed by the NRL (Navy Research Lab). I’ve heard that original motivations included enabling folks in authoritarian regimes to communicate in a secure fashion.

Take that with as many grains of salt you see fit.

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