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Photos On The Dark Web Reveals Location Of About 230 Drug Dealers

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It’s a Fact! No matter how smart the criminals are, they always leave some trace behind. 

Two Harvard students have unmasked around 230 drug and weapon dealers with the help of pictures taken by criminals and used in advertisements placed on dark web markets. 

Do you know each image contains a range of additional hidden data stored within it that can be a treasure to the investigators fighting criminals? 

Yeah it’s true — “A picture is worth a thousand words.” 

Digital images come with basic metadata, as well as EXIF data that contains information about the device with which it was taken. 

EXIF, stands for “ Exchangeable Image File Format,” may contain image dimensions, date and time (when it was originally taken and modified), the model of camera and its settings, information about the software used for editing, it’s creator and copyright information, as well as GPS co-ordinates of the location where the photo was taken. 

If a criminal, let’s say a kidnapper, has taken a photo or video of their captive from a GPS enabled phone or camera and send it as proof of life to victim’s family for ransom, the police would be able to trace back the kidnapper to the exact location where photo was taken. 

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This is exactly what happened in the latest case when Harvard students, Paul Lisker and Michael Rose, collected more than 223,471 unique images from the underground illegal markets and found 229 images with geolocation data. 

“In our investigation, we searched for the presence of these geotags in the images of items for sale on darknet market sites,” the pair say in a blog post. “Using Python and bash scripts, we checked each image’s EXIF data for longitude [and] latitude data, saving the coordinates for each geotagged photo and its file path to a text file.” 

The duo found 230 images that contained unique GPS coordinates which, unless spoofed, can be used by investigators to locate the places where the photos were taken within the range of two kilometers. 

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Remember, an anonymous hacker who was arrested by the FBI in 2012 after he posted a picture of his girlfriend’s breasts online? 

Higinio O. Ochoa III, a.k.a Anonw0rmer, an alleged member of Anonymous-linkedCabinCr3w hacking team, who was responsible for hacking into the United States law enforcement agencies and releasing the personal information including phone numbers and home addresses of police officers. 

He took picture of his girlfriend’s boobs using his iPhone and posted it on Twitter without realizing the picture contained GPS data pointing directly to his house in Melbourne, Australia. 

While the majority of metadata in photos is harmless, but removing EXIF data, especially geo-coordinates, is a smart idea, if you are privacy-conscious.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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These 10 Stunning Photo Concepts Will Give You A Lot To Think About

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These photos were sent in by a friend of mine Xperienx Visuals and these pictures mean a lot . It’s not the regular tech stuff I normally post but I thought you would love it.

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1. DRUGS BETRAYAL
I was in pain and in search for Joy I found more pain, and this time it was unbearable cause I was left all alone and broken.. Had no alternatives so I turned to some ‘Pills and Portions’ which had promised to be a friend. In my lonely world, I embraced my only source of friendship so tight that I didn’t notice I was about to get betrayed.. Lost in the addictive relationship of drugs, I wondered how come I still felt so empty when I had found a friend already..

        Days of trauma and addiction ran into weeks which skipped into years, and now here I am in Chains cause I never knew I had found a friend in bondage, I never knew the So-called Pills and Portions came along with Tricks and plots to make me more miserable than I ever was…. Now, I realized that my search for Joy had led me into My END.. Oh! I made my search wrongly, spent years searching with my eyes cast with a selfish and deceitful desire that I couldn’t recognize the enemy in disguise: DRUGS..

       THE QUEST FOR PLEASURE HAS LED MANY DESTINIES TO THE QUIET GRAVE.. PLEASE, SHUN DRUG ABUSE, #SHUN #ONETAP. DON’T LET WRONG INFLUENCE TAMPER WITH YOUR CHOICE AND DESIRE.. TAKE A BOLD STAND TODAY AND JOIN ME #SAYNOTODRUGS..   Please, Share This message and Save Someone, God bless you.. 

2. The fight against drug abuse would never end until you realize the world awaits you to speak..  In a time like this when we’ve got no voice to listen to cause they all got cracked with smokes, why not be the voice that would make the change… I know maybe you’re not reading this clearly cause you’ve not really recovered from the #ONETAP you took few hours ago, but listen YOU STILL HAVE A CHANCE TO CAUSE CHANGE, let’s save a drowning generation, let’s save a friend today.. The NO TO DRUG ABUSE BEGINS WITH YOU.. LET’S teach our youths to cultivate weed instead of digesting them in ignorance..

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Xperienx Visualz <[email protected]>

Tue, Aug 28, 3:38 PM

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to NaijaTechGuy
3.  You may have taught about giving it a try, you think it feels so cool, just #ONETAP. You wish to get used to the feeling so you’ll join the #sciencestudent meanwhile you could be a #changeagent. Listen, it never feels good to be in bondage. Great destinies and dreams have been cut shut all because of a trial. In search of the groove you may end up losing yourself to the cold chains of addiction. 
       Hey, you should spell a big NO to that deceitful disaster, say a big #no to the wrong message from the Society and friends, say NO to 1st trial, cause it brings more harm. Say NO to drugs today, and live up your dreams #Tomorrow. Live right, cause your life is an epistle to many. Take a #stand today and shun
4.       In the most corrupt of systems at least one saint can always be found, but in a little time he may drown or get lost in the system if overlooked.. Even a blind man today can tell that Drug abuse has taken a large portion of the Society and trend. But, CAN THIS EVER BE CHANGED?..  This Image shows the possibility of STANDING OUT even when it seems impossible.. From the past decades we had men like Lanre Oluseye, Timi Dakolo, Samuel Dixon who went through the ghetto rivers but never got carried away with the waves of influence and trends.. 
           
        Can such men be raised again from this decade, When our youths get few or no mentors to look up to, When even law  students are proudly branded as #SCIENCESTUDENTS just to fit in, When pharmacists are paid to falsely prescribe Codeine and narcotics, When religious and political leaders no longer preach truth, protecting their ego and selfish interests.. THE CALL TO SHUN #ONETAP WOULD BE MERE NOISE IF WE HAVE NO NO IDOLS THESE YOUTHS CAN LOOK UP TO.. Let’s shift our focus more to the FEW DROPS yet to be moved by the wave…
           
         Every river was started by a drop that made waves and then ripples.. Join us share this message, you could be a mentor to a few.. Please SHUN #ONETAP AND BE THE CHANGE YOU DESIRE.. 

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6.       Have you been to prison yards before and find out how those inmates live life getting used to bondage and fear. being bound is way more than the Chains you see.. 
    
       17 years old David has a story that makes my eyes bleed with tears. I saw him silently crying at a corner where he hid himself, felt so burdened I made an approach. As I went closer I perceived a hard smell of Indian hemp that made me choke, I was so amazed how he managed to smoke for rolls which were lined on the floor and an extra in his hand which went off as tears and sweat soaked his hands .. I managed to take him out and spend some time with him.. I got really sober when he said in tears that for some months now he could hardly breath and he had withdrawn from school as a result.
        Young David had promised himself never to do drugs again since he silently knows the main cause of his health and academic tragedy but always falls back into burning rolls and this time in doubled dose.. He said his fear had always been accepting drugs as his addiction and weakness but Sadly it occurs to him that he is severely addicted and has slaved himself to the tyranny of this deceitful desire..  
  Tears soaked my eyes as he struggled with cough and said he had lost all hope.. But There’s always a key to every lock, and my proffered solution to every young one out there is to FEAR #ONETAP, SHUN IT AND FLEE FROM IT, cause it fit no get ending.. I ensured David that I’ll hide his identity cause he was scared his mum could see this post.. If only we knew what our young ones go through.. .. PLEASE JOIN US SHARE THIS MESSAGE, IT COULD BE NEEDFUL TO SOMEONE CLOSE.. MAYBE YOUR CHILD, MAYBE YOUR HEIR…  #SAYNOTODRUGS..
       Young Joe, grew up as the only kid from a poor family in the diobu ghetto.. As little as he was he had seen so much than I have even heard.. 😢😢.. His parents were never home, so he was left in the care of his cousin who was a core drug maniac and a severe addict for years.. Lil, Joe started doing drugs at a tender age not cause he was destined to but as a result of the INFLUENCE, BULLY and PRESSURE he faced from his pervert cousin at the absence of his parents.. 
        And now days had run into weeks, into months, into years and now the little innocent and smart Joe that was loved had now become the deadly and notorious Joe that is WANTED by the So-called Police who themselves act Nonchalant and Chaotic as a result of this DRUG ABUSE that is eating up our society, our youths and even our fathers… 
         Listen, This case is not peculiar to little Joe alone, but your child and maybe your only child may be going through this and could end up in the COLD chains of ADDICTION at your IGNORANCE.
  THERE IS A CLARION CALL FOR US TO FIGHT THIS ENEMY IN DISGUISE.. TAKE A #STAND TODAY AND SAY A FIRM ‘NO’ TO DRUG ABUSE.. SHARE THIS MESSAGE TODAY AND SAVE A CHILD
8.     All we say is “SHUN DRUG ABUSE, DON’T GIVE IT A TRY. DON’T GIVE IT A CHANCE”.. Be a mentor to younger ones, don’t expose them to this life threatening practice..  And Please keep drugs away from the reach of children..  Please, take a #stand today and say a Bold No to DRUG.. SHARE THIS MESSAGE AND REACH OUT TO SOMEONE IN NEED.. 
9.    It’s no longer a cliché that we are fully shaped by our environment.. Children mostly retains every information seen than told..  It’s sad that we live in a society were the only thing flashed to us is several ways of practicing Drug abuse and other vices.. But, shall we sit and watch this one’s get lost to the ill influence of our society?.. 
       Why not be an example young ones can learn from?.. Why not be a source of positive inspiration to the youths?.. It’s time we take a #stand and #Show them the way..  #SHUN #DRUGS #ABUSE TODAY, AND SPREAD THIS MESSAGE TO A YOUTH AND TO YOURSELVES, CAUSE #CHANGE STARTS WITH #ME..  
#ONETAP #PEOPLE #GENUIS..   📷📷 #PHOTOGOD  MODEL: Benjamin Jacob #IMAGINE_INVENT_DELIVER     

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Gangnam Style has dominated the YouTube video leaderboards for the last five years as the most viewed video but now it’s finally out. The most viewed video is now Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again, featuring Charlie Puth written as a tribute to late Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker.

See you again is currently at 2,895,373,709 views, while Gangnam Style now has about 2.7 Billion Views.

However, it’s 2017 so the record might not last as long as five years. A few more recent music videos have already blown through the two billion view count, and Luis Fonsi’s Despacito already has more than 2,485,501,000 views in the few months since it was released.

So it’s certainly going to take over the charts in coming months if another video doesn’t blow up through the charts.

I must reiterate that getting 2 Billion views in 2012 was a greater achievement than getting it in 2017.

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