Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

Ross Ulbricht created the most famous encrypted marketplace on the Dark Web, called the Silk Road. Through it, anonymous users could purchase nearly any illegal thing, but the site became famous for drugs. Sellers were rated (by discreteness of packaging, price, and quality), and it cost money (in Bitcoin of course) to be added to the site. It was a thriving business for a time. Then in 2013, the FBI shut down Silk Road and arrested Ross Ulbricht, under suspicion that he was in fact the creator Read more […]

Former HHS Official Sentenced for Child Pornography

Timothy DeFoggi, a former head of cyber-security for the increasingly misnamed Department of Health and Human Services ( HHS ), has been sentenced to twenty-five years in prison for accessing and soliciting child pornography and conspiring to act out his fantasies of child rape and murder: “Using the same technological expertise he employed as Acting Director of Cyber Security at HHS, DeFoggi attempted to sexually exploit children and traffic in child pornography through an anonymous computer Read more […]