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Feds Want to ID Web Trolls Who ‘Threatened’ Silk Road Judge

Feds Want to ID Web Trolls Who ‘Threatened’ Silk Road Judge

Last week the Department of Justice issued a grand jury subpoena to the libertarian media site Reason.com, demanding that it identify six visitors to the site.

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Feds Want to ID Web Trolls Who ‘Threatened’ Silk Road Judge

Feds Want to ID Web Trolls Who ‘Threatened’ Silk Road Judge

Last week the Department of Justice issued a grand jury subpoena to the libertarian media site Reason.com, demanding that it identify six visitors to the site.

The post Feds Want to ID Web Trolls Who ‘Threatened’ Silk Road Judge appeared first on WIRED.

The Dark Web Drug Lords Who Got Away

The Dark Web Drug Lords Who Got Away

When Ross Ulbricht begins his life sentence at a federal prison in the coming weeks, he won’t just be serving his own time. He’ll also be serving the time of all the Dark Web drug lords who escaped his fate.

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Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ross Ulbricht conceived of his Silk Road black market as an online utopia beyond law enforcement’s reach.

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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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Ahead of Sentencing, Ulbricht Defense Argues Silk Road Made Drug Use Safer

Ahead of Sentencing, Ulbricht Defense Argues Silk Road Made Drug Use Safer

Just two weeks before his sentencing, Ross Ulbricht’s defense has asked a judge to consider the ethical benefits of Silk Road’s organized, non-violent drug sales.

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Ahead of Sentencing, Ulbricht Defense Argues Silk Road Made Drug Use Safer

Ahead of Sentencing, Ulbricht Defense Argues Silk Road Made Drug Use Safer

Just two weeks before his sentencing, Ross Ulbricht’s defense has asked a judge to consider the ethical benefits of Silk Road’s organized, non-violent drug sales.

The post Ahead of Sentencing, Ulbricht Defense Argues Silk Road Made Drug Use Safer appeared first on WIRED.

Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

Silk Road Boss’ First Murder-for-Hire Was His Mentor’s Idea

The allegation that the Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts attempted to pay for six murders has loomed over the story of that massive online drug market. How could the pseudonymous figure preaching non-violent, libertarian ideals stoop to commissioning the paid killings of half a dozen people? Now a newly revealed chat log from the case […]

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DEA Agent Charged With Acting As A Paid Mole for Silk Road

DEA Agent Charged With Acting As A Paid Mole for Silk Road

Nearly 18 months after the Silk Road online drug market was busted by law enforcement, the criminal charges rippling out from the case have now come full circle: back to two of the law enforcement agents involved in the investigation, one of whom is accused of being the Silk Road’s mole inside the Drug Enforcement […]

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