black markets

Facebook

Facebook Is a Black Market For Vietnam’s Wildlife Traffickers

A year-long investigation revealed that Facebook has unwillingly become a safe haven for wildlife smugglers.
Sarah Emerson
11.15.16
Drugs

Why Some Dark Web Dealers Post Photos of Their Drug Labs

“Any publicity is good publicity,” as one brazen black market Xanax dealer told Motherboard.
Joseph Cox
9.8.16
Drugs

Strict New Regulations Are Forcing Vapers to Go DIY

Overregulation could very likely lead to a blossoming black market that otherwise wouldn’t need to exist.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.6.16
Uber Earth

Uber Is My Portal to the Black Markets of Mexico City

The ride-hailing app is a gateway for passengers into the capital city’s illegal markets for drugs, guns, and fake documents.
Luis Chapparo
5.29.16
earth

The Black Market for Orchids Is Moving to Social Media, Study Says

“Even though they aren't fluffy or cute, we need to take threats to them seriously.”
Keith Wagstaff
3.18.16
uk

The Black Market Dealers Selling Tactical Surveillance Equipment Online

IMSI catchers are used by law enforcement, but some companies appear willing to sell to private individuals too.
Ben Bryant
1.15.16
Health

A Shortage of Legitimate Donors Is Fuelling the Black Market Organ Trade

As Wales becomes the latest country to make organ donation opt-out, the illegal organ trade continues around the world.
Rich Wordsworth
11.27.15
mexico

The World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal Might Have Just Got a Lifeline

New agreements show increased attention to the plight of the vaquita, but environmental organisations warn that the effort needs to be international.
Victoria Turk
10.15.15
News

Cuba's Black Market Is a Website That Exists Primarily Offline

How do you navigate to a website when you don't have the internet?
Jason Koebler
8.27.15
Hell or Salt Water

​The Race to Save the Vaquita, the World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left, and it's all due to the illegal poaching of a fish that lives in the same waters.
Victoria Turk
8.14.15
Motherboard Blog

I Drank Moonshine and Camel Milk with Black Market Legends

What could four former drug bosses and gang leaders teach a room full of “creatives and entrepreneurs”? A lot, it turns out.
Kari Paul
6.24.15
africa

South Africa's Rhinos Are Nearing a Tipping Point to Extinction

The African nation with the most rhinos saw another record-shattering poaching season.
Kari Paul
5.13.15
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