Coming Out of the Dark

The modern, digitally connected world has created enormous benefits for individual’s business and personal lives. People have the opportunity to connect for commercial and social reasons more easily than in other time in human history. However, the advancements in technology have not been wholly positive. The development of consumer encryption, both on mobile devices and data in transit from “apps”; the dark web; and cryptocurrencies, to name just a few technologies, have created a situation where sophisticated criminals who are abusing children, trafficking human beings, committing fraud, or enabling terrorism have a significant amount of digital privacy shielding them from investigation and prosecution through technological means.  

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