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Silk Road founder claims he was fall guy for illegal drug site

The trial of the mastermind behind Silk Road began with the defense admitting Ross Ulbricht founded the illicit online drug marketplace but arguing he really wasn't the true operator of the site.

By January 15, 2015

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Silk Road founder allegedly admitted site origins to friend

A college friend of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht testifies against him during the trial's second week.

By January 22, 2015

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Silk Road 2.0's alleged 'DoctorClu' arrested on drug-related charges

Brian Richard Farrell was identified by Homeland Security in July and arrested Tuesday following an investigation into his alleged activities on the black market site Silk Road 2.0.

By January 21, 2015

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Ireland sides with Microsoft in email privacy case

The country files a friend-of-the-court brief asking the US to respect its sovereignty and not go over its head by seizing emails stored on Microsoft servers in Ireland.

By December 24, 2014

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Second auction planned for bitcoins seized from Silk Road

50,000 bitcoins, worth about $20 million, were seized from digital wallets on computers belonging to Ross Ulbricht, the online drug market's alleged mastermind.

By November 17, 2014

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Police skirt Tor anonymity software in shutting down illegal websites

US and European police say they closed more than 400 online contraband markets and arrested 17 people -- who thought they were hidden by the popular tool.

By November 7, 2014

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Alleged operator of illegal-drug bazaar Silk Road 2.0 arrested

A 26-year-old computer programmer in San Francisco is accused of running the illicit site, which feds say followed a similar business model to its shuttered predecessor.

By November 6, 2014

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Prostitute accused in Google exec's death

Police arrested a high-priced call girl from Georgia, who allegedly overdosed the exec with heroin on a 50-foot yacht in Santa Cruz.

By July 9, 2014

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Feds to hold a Bitcoin auction for seized Silk Road money

The US Marshals Service could net nearly $20 million in an auction it's holding to sell the roughly 30,000 bitcoins it seized from the online drug bazaar's servers.

By June 12, 2014

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Microsoft fights US warrant for customer data stored overseas

Company says demand for emails stored in Ireland violates foreign sovereignty, erodes trust in US firms. US says it's essential for crime fighting.

By June 11, 2014