Black Market & Drug Abuse

Our crowdsourcing and data analytics shed light on black markets and illicit activities. We have access to online black market data using Tor and Bitcoin. Using a harm reduction approach to drug use, we have been able to identify outbreaks of new drugs and novel patterns among established ones.

Related Press & Publications

July 06, 2016

Traveling this summer? What to know about Zika virus

Carmen Heredia Rodriguez
Source: Miami Herald
June 28, 2016

Disease detection platform maps Zika fast - with surprising accuracy

Suzette Lohmeyer
Source: GCN
June 01, 2016

Utilizing Nontraditional Data Sources for Near Real-Time Estimation of Transmission Dynamics During the 2015-2016 Colombian Zika Virus Disease Outbreak

Maimuna S. Majumder, Mauricio Santillana, Sumiko R. Mekaru, Denise P. McGinnis, Kamran Khan, John S. Brownstein
Source: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance