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Underneath the tip of the iceberg: the deep web


Silk Road, the online drug market, was shut down by U.S. law enforcement officials by organizing a raid and the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the site’s alleged proprietor. According to a Justice Department release, Ulbricht, 29, was arrested in San Francisco and was subsequently presented in the San Francisco federal court the next day. Until that day, the person who ran the website was famously known only by his pseudonym “Dread Pirate Roberts.” Furthermore, the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized approximately $3.6 million in Bitcoin, making it the second biggest seizure in the digital currency’s history. Ulbricht was charged with narcotics trafficking conspiracy, computer hacking conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy...

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