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Swipe Right for Crime

Police have successfully infiltrated some of the biggest criminal markets on the dark web - but it’s pushing criminals into using encrypted apps which the police struggle to crack.

Police across the globe have successfully infiltrated leading dark web criminal markets. The result is that the trade in illegal drugs, stolen credit cards and indecent images of children is shifting to encrypted mobile phone apps. The crooks believe their business is protected by 'uncrackable' technology. So what should Government and the telecoms companies do to ensure criminals do not exploit secure encryption?

Reporter: Geoff White
Producer: David Lewis
Editor: Gail Champion

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