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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.
Australian Customs and Police have netted a massive illegal weapons haul, arresting a Victorian man for importing 6,000 weapons, including hundreds of iPhone-shaped Tasers.
Prosecutors emphasize that the Bitcoins were seized in connection with a probe of the online drug marketplace -- not because they were Bitcoins.
The ephemeral photo-sharing app says it's handed over about a dozen unopened user images to law enforcement officials with warrants.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized Deep Web Bitcoin-based black market Silk Road, an anonymous online marketplace, and arrested alleged owner Ross William Ulbricht, aka "Dread Pirate Roberts".
Ross Ulbricht, a San Francisco resident who goes by the online moniker "Dread Pirate Roberts," was indicted Wednesday for allegedly operating the drug Web site Silk Road after federal authorities shut it down.
The Megaupload founder wins his case after a court finds that the warrants used to raid his home were illegal.
The device will sport a health-tracking features and work with multiple mobile platforms, Forbes reports.
The government agency says the sites were allowing users to illegally download copyrighted Android applications.
The Ukraine-based file-sharing site -- once on the U.S. "Notorious Markets List" -- was taken offline earlier this month in a coordinated international effort.