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Feds Arrest Alleged Silk Road 2.0 Operator Blake Benthall

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.06.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of Blake Benthall, the man they say was behind the website Silk Road 2.0, which all...

Spies That Live Among Us

Joe Navarro | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime
Joe Navarro

With satellites, Internet security breaches and code breaking, can't the Russians get the information they need without resorting to moles? The answer may surprise you.

What Ebola Tells Us About Ferguson and ISIS

L.H.M. Ling | Posted 12.21.2014 | World
L.H.M. Ling

All three crises demonstrate the futility of erecting borders, literally and figuratively. Like a virus, animus of any kind -- whether based on race or politics or simply emotion -- can spread like wildfire.

Big Trouble in Big China: Far West Terrorism, Trade Problems With Taiwan and Hong Kong Wants Something Called Democracy

T. Dean Reed | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

China is having difficulties, west, east and center.

The Dark Web and the Power of Anonymity

Joe Ross | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

There is no doubt that anonymity -- or even perceived-anonymity -- is an incredibly powerful tool on the Internet. When it comes to achieving anonymity online, it is incredibly difficult for the savvy Dark Web user and near-impossible for the casual user.

Dance Your Way Across the World

Kelly Lewis | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Kelly Lewis

Dance tours & getaways represent a growing trend in the travel industry, and are a great way to combine rhythm & movement with experiencing the world....

Here's How Much Money You're Wasting On Illegal Drugs (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 03.21.2014 | Crime

Buying illegal drugs isn't just terrible for you, it's also no good for your wallet. Online black markets like Silk Road -- which the FBI shut down...

The Drugs Dilemma at World Economic Forum 2014: Right for Another Reason

Terence Steinberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Terence Steinberg

There is a new front in the war on drugs that went unmentioned during the session but is increasingly relevant. As the world has moved online, so has the drug trade.

Arrests Made In Connection To Illegal Online Drug Market

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

BERLIN (AP) — Five men have been arrested in Germany and the Netherlands in a sting operation against a website allegedly used to sell illegal drugs...

So Where Does Bitcoin Go From Here?

Mary Buffett | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

It's fair to say that it has been a couple of rough months for Bitcoin, the once ballyhooed Internet currency. Just as it moved from the shadows into...

Kyrgyzstan: Winter on the Steppe

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

Despite having grown up in chilly Maine, I don't think I've ever experienced the kind of cold that is January in Kyrgyzstan.

Indictment Comes Down On Alleged Silk Road Founder

AP | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — A San Francisco man was indicted on Tuesday on charges he was the mastermind behind a secret website that brokered more than $1 bill...

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.

The Deep Web Is Filled With Drugs, Porn And ... Book Lovers(!)

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Technology

When the FBI arrested the mastermind behind “Silk Road,” the world’s largest online black market for drugs, they gummed up a beloved tradition o...

Gerry Smith

Major Bitcoin Exec. Arrested

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.27.2014 | Technology

The founder of a prominent Bitcoin exchange company has been arrested and charged with running an illegal scheme to sell the digital currency to custo...

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...