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What You Should Know About The 'Dark Web,' An Anonymous Haven For Hackers

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.20.2015 | Technology

ISIS uses it. The Ashley Madison hackers used it. But chances are, you're not so familiar with the so-called "dark web," a hidden network of websites...

Silk Road Founder Is A 'Political Prisoner,' Mother Lyn Ulbricht Says

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology

In an interview with HuffPost Live Monday, the mother of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht called her son's life sentence "draconian." "I really hop...

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison For Drug Plot

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology

The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road was sentenced on Friday to life in prison.

Will Putting Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Behind Bars Accomplish Anything?

Stefanie Jones | Posted 05.28.2015 | Crime
Stefanie Jones

Friday, Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht will be sentenced. He faces the possibility of between 20 years to life behind bars because drugs were bought and sold on his website. But Silk Road's online marketplace actually reduced the harms of drugs in several key ways.

Bitcoin: Is it an Economic Equalizer or a Tool for Conflict and Crime?

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 04.19.2015 | Technology
Dr. Behzad Mohit

The general acceptance of Bitcoin could have profound consequences, leading to a more egalitarian distribution of wealth and a more stable society. But in order for that to happen, there are two important things we must do.

Accused Silk Road Operator Ross Ulbricht Convicted On Drug Charges

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The suspected operator of the underground website Silk Road was convicted on Wednesday on narcotics and other criminal cha...

Agent Says He Was Undercover Silk Road Employee To Its Creator

Reuters | Nate Raymond | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A federal agent told jurors on Wednesday he covertly became an employee of the website Silk Road, chatting with its opera...

Jury Selection Starts In Alleged 'Silk Road' Creator's Trial

Reuters | Nate Raymond | Posted 03.15.2015 | Technology

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Tuesday in the trial of the suspected operator of Silk Road, an online blac...

A Portrait of Two Pirates: Smuggler and Enforcer in the World of Drug Trafficking

Carol J. Carter | Posted 04.01.2014 | Crime
Carol J. Carter

I was mortified to discover the story of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind known as Dread Pirate Roberts who was behind the multimillion dollar online drug hub, Silk Road.

Accused Silk Road Founder Wants His $30 Million In Bitcoins Back

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — An Internet entrepreneur accused of being behind an online marketplace for illegal drugs has asked the government to return more tha...

3 More Charged In Silk Road Case

Reuters | Nate Raymond and Joseph Ax | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Three men were indicted in the United States on Friday in connection with Silk Road, the Internet black-market bazaar in ...