Darknet Shopper Bot Back In Business: Who Is Culpable For Illegal Purchases?

Darknet Shopper Bot Back In Business: Who Is Culpable For Illegal Purchases?

Random Darknet Shopper, an automated, online bot that searches the Darknet and buys random items using a weekly $100 bitcoin budget, is back in business following a hiatus last year when it was temporarily confiscated by St. Gallen, Switzerland legal authorities. Last week, the bot, created by a European art group Mediengruppe Bitnik, purchased a fake Lacoste polo shirt for $35, according to Digital Trends. The bot is programmed to randomly select and buy one item on the Darknet and send it to the art group's exhibition space. The Mediengruppe Bitnik website describes the shopper as "an....


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