How the net was tamed: stopping cybercrime from child pornography to the Silk Road

Nate Anderson’s The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed is really a story about how the internet grew up. It begins with the story of Sealand, a refurbished wartime platform located just off the coast of Great Britain; in the early 2000s, it became home to HavenCo, a hosting service that promised complete immunity from the law. HavenCo was based on the dream of an internet unfettered by old, conventional rules — a dream quickly dashed on the shores of reality. With a few exceptions, online crime has come to be prosecuted like any other crime. Anderson talked to us about how that happened, why all cops are now “internet police,” and whether law enforcement really “gets” the internet.

 

 



Source: The Verge

Author: Daily Tech Whip

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