Jake Hanrahan

Drugs

A Weekend with a Deep Web Drug Dealer

I watched firsthand how an online drug empire is run.
Jake Hanrahan
1.4.17
Stuff

This Is What It's Really Like to Be One of the Biggest Drug Lords On Silk Road

"Ace" has made a fortune as boss of the notorious Scurvy Crew.
Jake Hanrahan
4.15.14
tech

The Drone Survival Guide Explains How to Take Down Flying Robots

Ruben Pater, a designer from the Netherlands, recently came out with what he calls a "21st century bird-watching" guide—a poster and book explaining how to spot, hijack, hack, and dazzle different types of drones.
Jake Hanrahan
1.2.14
News

Everybody Hates the New Black Panther Party

Despite the fact that practically the whole world thinks of him as a genocidal dictator who will have to cheat his way to victory at the polls, Mugabe has received some unlikely firsthand support for his election campaign from the New Black Panther...
Jake Hanrahan
6.25.13
News

Laos Is Still Under Attack from Its Secret War

Every day, a team of 20 women wake up knowing the jobs they have to go to could get them blown to smithereens: unexploded American cluster bombs dropped during the secret war in Laos could detonate at any moment as they clear dangerous landmines from...
Jake Hanrahan
5.10.13
News

Meet the Nihilist-Anarchist Network Bringing Chaos to a Town Near You

The FAI is a nihilist-anarchist organization whose members aren't out to protect anybody from the ruthless grip of inequality. They are not Hugo Chavez or Vladimir Lenin—they don’t care that your plight isn’t represented if you're just standing by with...
Jake Hanrahan
2.13.13
News

Are Anti-Gun Murder Squads Killing Pro-Gun Campaigners?

Probably not, but the death of a firearm-loving YouTube sensation has conspiracy theorists going wild.
Jake Hanrahan
1.15.13
Motherboard Blog

You're (Probably) Not Invited: End Times Living with the Doomsday 1 Percent

Deep inside Larry Hall's apocalypse compound, a lavish bunker designed specifically for filthy-rich survivalists.
Jake Hanrahan
12.21.12
Stuff

The New Orleans Murder Wall Won't Stop Growing

While New Orleans is traditionally thought of as the city of jazz, Mardi Gras, and semi-functional alcoholics, it's also the city with the highest murder rate in the country. A local priest is trying to bring greater awareness to the problem by writing...
Jake Hanrahan
11.15.12
tech

Killing in the Name of

That one time Shoko Asahara and his ruthless Japanese cult, Aum Shinrikyo, planned on splitting the Earth in half with a Tesla death ray.
Jake Hanrahan
10.18.12
Motherboard Blog

From Tesla to Asahara: One Japanese Death Cult's Insane Attempt to Split the World in Two

On May 28, 1993, a remote and dusty thicket of the Australian outback shook for hundreds of miles around. Deep reverberating explosions could be heard far and wide, the night sky illuminated by sporadic flashes of unexplained light—all this allegedly...
Jake Hanrahan
10.18.12
Stuff

How I Became One of the Most Successful Art Smugglers in the World

Michel Van Rijn was once wanted by authorities all over the world for sneaking valuable pieces of art across sea and land. He had planes, harems of babes, and millions in the bank. Then he flipped and began working with the cops to expose the slimy...
Jake Hanrahan
10.12.12
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