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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 ...

Protect Your Teen From Dangerous Dark Net Drugs

Sedgrid Lewis | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Sedgrid Lewis

The Dark Net and the sites that sale illegal drugs are hard to shut down. When one site is shut down then another site appears within a matter of days. Parents have to be vigorous in preventing teens from accessing these sites. Here are some helpful tips to prevent teens from accessing and obtaining drugs from the Dark Net.

Bitcoins Have Never Been More Valuable Than Right Now

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2014 | Technology

By Wanfeng Zhou NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The price of the digital currency bitcoin soared above $1,000 for the fir...

Silk Road Vendor Behind Ricin Letter Sent To Obama: Homeland Security

Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

An individual suspected of sending a letter laced with the poison ricin to President Barack Obama earlier this year is, according to the Department of...

Teen Who Bought Drugs On Silk Road Dies While Skyping

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 11.15.2013 | Crime

A Dorset, England teenager with a promising future died while talking with friends on Skype in August after using drugs that he had bought on the Inte...

The Paradoxical Afghan/Iranian Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Humanitarian crises, sectarian clashes, and terrorism in Afghanistan will inevitably impact Iran. The Iranian government holds no illusions about Afghanistan's myriad of problems, nor is there any expectation that these will soon be resolved.

The 'Deep Web' -- Got Secrets?

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

If you think there's an awful lot in the real world to be disturbed about, wait until you see what's happening in the virtual world. It's as real as real can be.

The Last Twist on the Silk Road - the Fall of Ross Ulbricht

Garth Bruen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Garth Bruen

With a solid foundation of how the website worked, last month's arrest gave us the opportunity know the operator and his motivations. Since then we h...

Got Silk? Viking's Refined Tastes Shows Vast Reach Of Ancient Trade Routes

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

Brutal, seafaring warriors that they were, it appears some of the Norwegian Vikings also had a more refined side. Researchers believe that the Nors...

Alleged Silk Road Owner Now In Trouble For Millions In Bitcoins

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have seized an estimated $28 million in the digital currency bitcoins from the alleged owner of "Silk Road," the...

Silk Road Users Arrested, Have Millions Of Dollars In Bitcoins Seized

AP | By RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 12.08.2013 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — Authorities in Britain, Sweden, and the United States have arrested eight more people following last week's closure of Silk Road, a no...

The End of the Silk Road: Will Shutting Down the 'eBay for Drugs' Cause More Harm Than Good?

Meghan Ralston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Meghan Ralston

Operating as an above-ground source for a variety of drugs, ranging from marijuana to heroin and virtually everything in between, Silk Road created a safe environment, free of weapons and violence during the transaction, where people could acquire drugs.

Gerry Smith

Here's The Seemingly Ordinary Man Who Allegedly Ran The Internet's Biggest Black Market | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.03.2013 | Technology

Online, he went by the name "Dread Pirate Roberts" and ran what authorities called "the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the I...

Gerry Smith

FBI Shutters The ‘Silk Road' | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology

Federal authorities said Wednesday they had seized a website that was considered one of the most popular places on the Internet for buying drugs and o...

China Stakes Out Silk Road Riches as Deal Maker Xi Charms Central Asia

Barry D. Wood | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Barry D. Wood

Two years ago then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled her own Silk Road initiative, which called for integrating Afghanistan into the booming economies of the broader region. That integration remains problematic and as Xi's low-key tour suggests it is likely to occur only with China playing the leading role.

Prehistoric Civilization Along China's Silk Road Discovered

The Huffington Post | Elliott Snyder | Posted 07.26.2013 | World

Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of a prehistoric civilization along the Silk Road in the Gansu province of northwestern China. According to ...

Georgia -- A Wounded Nation Seeking Self-Definition

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

In my recent visit to Georgia, I learned a local folktale: After God has distributed the entire earth to various nations and tribes, the Georgians, wa...

Gerry Smith

Meet Tor, The Military-Made Privacy Network That Counts Edward Snowden As A Fan | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology

When the U.S. Navy created Tor, a software that enables people to use the Internet anonymously, it didn't envision someone like Edward Snowden. Qui...

Treasure Hunting in Turkmenistan

Emily O'Dell | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion
Emily O'Dell

J-Lo isn't the only one who went to Turkmenistan this summer. I was there too -- but unlike J-Lo, I didn't walk away a million dollars richer. But I did uncover something in the desert far more valuable -- and priceless -- than any sum of money.

WATCH: This Commercial Is Not A Parody

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business

You'd think the commercial above is a Funny or Die parody, mocking the quirky typographical advertising we've encountered all too frequently while wai...

A Monkey With a Long Tale

Joyce Morgan | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
Joyce Morgan

A flesh-eating skeleton, a seductive spider and a dragon king. These are among the mythical creatures Monkey encounters on a journey that has captivated for centuries.

Syria: Destruction of Biblical Proportions

Marla Mossman | Posted 06.25.2013 | World
Marla Mossman

It's the sixth year since I traveled down the Levant from Turkey to Israel following the paths of the ancient trade routes. Today, Aleppo and Damascus are the hottest flash points in the ongoing civil war.

Shopping At The Internet's Massive Marketplace For Illegal Drugs

Betsy Isaacson | Posted 04.11.2013 | Technology
Betsy Isaacson

Exploring the world's largest online black market, and the contraband wares therein.

Time to Cure a Century-Old Hangover

Joyce Morgan | Posted 01.18.2013 | Arts
Joyce Morgan

The letter could have been written this morning. Its remorse and embarrassment are as palpable as a thumping headache.