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#1 Tk1917

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 13:53

The FBI has seized “Silk Road” and arrested its founder, according to New York prosecutors. Promoted online as an “anonymous Amazon.com”, the website was the worlds largest anonymous Internet marketplace from where controlled and illegal substances could be bought from the comfort of one’s own living room.

 

 

 



#2 firey

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 13:54

:( Why didn't I know this existed!



#3 Zinomian

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 14:02

:( Why didn't I know this existed!

 That makes two of us.   How the hell was i not away that something like TOR existed?!  Funny thing is now, that is getting this much coverage, how quickly will people turn to it? and how many sites like a demonoid might get started now that people are aware?.....interesting.



#4 Growled

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 15:21

:( Why didn't I know this existed!

 

I've never heard of it either. 



#5 Luc2k

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 16:19

:( Why didn't I know this existed!

It had competitors. Atlantis being the one mentioned in a Forbes interview with "Dread Pirate Roberts".



#6 StandingInAlley

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 16:34

They had some of the best stuff on the market.



#7 Hum

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 16:36

Guess we'll have to grow our own now. :p



#8 Growled

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 16:46

Guess we'll have to grow our own now. :p

 

What a hardship. :D



#9 CowboyBebop

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 17:00

He tried to hire somebody to kill a man for $150,000 in Bitcoins? That site must have been the blackmarket of the internet. I tried TOR years ago (way too slow) but I'm glad I never looked for any Darknet sites after I heard about it.



#10 Phouchg

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 20:18

About friggin' time.



#11 vcfan

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 20:21

they nailed him because he was amateurish in hiding his identity. he made some pretty incredibly stupid mistakes that gave him away.