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Agora, The Dark Web’s Biggest Drug Market, Is Going Offline

Agora, The Dark Web’s Biggest Drug Market, Is Going Offline

The administrators of the massive drug bazaar say they need time to defend themselves from a new attack on Tor.

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Two Charts Show How the Drug War Drives US Domestic Spying

Two Charts Show How the Drug War Drives US Domestic Spying

Nearly 9 out of 10 wiretaps in America today now target drug suspects.

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Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Prosecutors are determined to make an example of Ross Ulbricht—to deter other Dark Web market administrators from following in his footsteps.

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Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Prosecutors are determined to make an example of Ross Ulbricht—to deter other Dark Web market administrators from following in his footsteps.

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Feds Demand Reddit Identify Dark Web Drug Forum Users

Feds Demand Reddit Identify Dark Web Drug Forum Users

Over the last year, Reddit’s “dark net markets” discussion forum has grown into one of the central fixtures of the online drug scene. At any given moment, hundreds of redditors are browsing reddit.com/r/darknetmarkets, many brazenly discussing anonymous online sales on the open internet. Now the feds have noticed. And they’re telling Reddit to cough up […]

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The Silk Road Trial: WIRED’s Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage

The Silk Road Trial: WIRED’s Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage

After 13 short days of trial, Ross Ulbricht has been convicted of running the unprecedented, anonymous online black market known as the Silk Road. In terms of drama, those days included everything: a hidden drug empire, a secret journal, lofty ideals, friendship and betrayal, deception, threats of violence, and in the end, a highly coordinated […]

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A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online

A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online

For its two and a half years online, thousands of drug dealers sold every kind of narcotic imaginable on the anonymous online marketplace known as the Silk Road. But put one of the site’s heroin dealers in a courtroom and ask him questions under oath, and the scale and consequences of that drug empire suddenly […]

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