Monthly Archives: October 2013

Silk Road: How to be a Deep Web criminal and get away with it

It took a long time and the invention of some new forms of detective work, but the concerted effort of the world’s security, narcotics, and cyber-crime police departments were finally able to take down Silk Road, the flagship of a rather fringe online anarchist movement. That might seem like damning their achievements with faint praise, but if law enforcement wants to remain effective going forward it’s vitally important that it adjust its abilities and processes now — and its reputation, too. With the fall of Dread Pirate Roberts and the Silk Road, the denizens of

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Silk Road shutdown: The rise and fall of one of the web’s most successful and naive cyber criminals

Ross William Ulbricht was like a lot of people of his generation: he was opinionated, well read, and had a diverse education in the ways of the world. He watched as thirty slowly approached, increasingly speaking out to his friends about the way things Ought To Be. He achieved multiple degrees and even published a book on materials science — but it wasn’t enough. He wrote long and introspective posts on Facebook and Google+ detailing his view of freedom; to Ulbricht true freedom was a realistic, achievable ideal, ready and waiting for anyone daring enough

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