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GCHQ: We can't track crims any more thanks to Snowden

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"Personally I know plenty of low level dealers who wouldn't discuss their trade over any electronic communications, so at least one or two of the higher-ups must have been equally sensible."

The online dealers I know are quite au fait with the tech. They might not know the exact details of how encryption works, or exactly how TOR does it's stuff, but can use it well enough.

Most of the silk road bust seems to be actual old fashioned undercover work and physical detection of packages, rather than high tech survailing.

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