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Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Jailed for Life

Ulbricht, who ran Silk Road under the alias "Dread Pirate Roberts" and commissioned five murders at a cost of $US650,000 ($850,000), was sentenced to two life sentences for narcotics distribution and criminal enterprise. - AFP Source: Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht jailed for life

What is the “Dark Net” and “Tor”?

Sites that are blocked by most internet service providers, including those peddling hard-core child pornography, are accessible using Tor and available to browse following some simple steps that are well within the grasp of most computer users. - Jake Wallis Simons via US Navy-created 'dark network' lets users buy drugs and child porn and get away [...]

Dangerous new drugs sold on web ‘silk road’

DANGEROUS new psychoactive drugs are emerging in Australia at a breathtaking rate, say experts conducting groundbreaking research into online drug sales. The drugs can be toxic to the brain and are often untested on humans, and unsuspecting users are buying them without knowing what they contain or what effect they will have. About four new [...]

By |2012-11-25T12:32:00+11:00November 25th, 2012|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Police follow the Silk Road to online drug marketplace

POLICE and customs officials are turning their attention to the online marketplace of illegal drugs, Silk Road, which is achieving an estimated $22 million a year in sales. Silk Road - started by ''Dread Pirate Roberts'' in February last year - functions like a black market version of eBay, complete with vendor feedback, dispute resolution [...]