Friday 29 May 2020

Volunteers help police detect crime on dark web

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A team of 14 volunteer IT experts have been given training and special authority to help with police investigations into crime perpetrated on the dark web, RTL Nieuws reported on Wednesday

About 57% of all activities on the dark web is criminal, police say, and is usually to do with the trade in drugs, weapons and child pornography.

Police told RTL they have a network of over 200 volunteers with the appropriate expertise that they can call on. Some are IT consultants, but the group also include a retired physicist and a former oncologist.

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