the feds squish silkroad

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posted on Oct, 2 2013 @ 02:34 PM
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just seen this on the msn frontpage. prolly disinformation to shutdown the tor site



investigations.nbcnews.com...

NEW YORK -- Authorities have shut down an underground website called “Silk Road” that the FBI says served as a major marketplace for drug dealers and hackers, and have accused the owner of involvement in a possible murder-for-hire plot.

Prosecutors called Silk Road the most “sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the Internet." In its two years of operation, according to prosecutors, Silk Road was used by thousands of drug dealers and hundreds of thousands of customers from across the globe. Justice Department officials said the site racked up more than $1 billion in sales and more than $80 million in commissions.
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posted on Oct, 2 2013 @ 03:45 PM
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This saddens me. Deeply.




- SN



posted on Oct, 2 2013 @ 04:13 PM
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Freedom just died a little more



posted on Oct, 2 2013 @ 04:17 PM
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The implications of the charges are insane. Saying that the owner is responsible for every deal ever done there.... www.cbc.ca...

I have to admit, when I was younger, I always found stuff like that interesting. Not so much as something I want to be apart of, but for the novelty of it all. Kind of like when writers hit up whore houses as a muse. Although, I never got to the point of perusing the site, I kinda wondered what kinda place it was, and the what the people behind the keys are actually like.

Odd indeed.

Surprised it took so long for police action as well actually, the dealings about the place were well known...



posted on Oct, 2 2013 @ 04:23 PM
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I get how they could issue an arrest warrant for the owner of the site but how do you actually close Silk Road down? Isn't it constantly using a different TOR address or can't it just be switched over to another TOR address or is it closed down simply by removing the owner / administrator? That part wasn't very clear in the article and the Pirate Bay was ordered to close years ago but as you all know, it's up and running stronger than ever.
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posted on Oct, 2 2013 @ 04:32 PM
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They probably just clapped the owner,and hit their devs.THEN took it down.
Can't move with no one to move it afterall.



posted on Oct, 2 2013 @ 04:39 PM
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Apparently this has caused a 20% drop in Bitcoin prices considering it was their main currency used.

I didn't see that mentioned in the article and I thought it was pretty relevant.



posted on Oct, 2 2013 @ 05:57 PM
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Helious
I get how they could issue an arrest warrant for the owner of the site but how do you actually close Silk Road down? Isn't it constantly using a different TOR address or can't it just be switched over to another TOR address or is it closed down simply by removing the owner / administrator? That part wasn't very clear in the article and the Pirate Bay was ordered to close years ago but as you all know, it's up and running stronger than ever.
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They really can't shut it down, at least not this easily. It will be like The Pirate Bay I'm guessing; it will be back up and running eventually. The feds will say they shut it down but that doesn't make it so.



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 12:04 AM
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NSA just had some sort of breakthrough. Then snowden skipped town. My guess- They could monitor enough traffic in realtime to 'solve' the tor network and prove who's who (this is a known exploit) JS exploit is crapola- nobody on tor is using default settings in browsers esp for sensitive activities like crime.



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 01:27 AM
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I used silkroad for 2 years myself, my state medicinal pot is illegal, but my cardiologist an actual hardcore specialist recommended it for me if I could get it.

Since the shutdown luckily there is another hidden service on for popped up plus there are 3 trustworthy sites on freenet . you can get on freenet with this info: freenetproject.org...

You can search google for silk road alternative for/freenet then type in pastebin to get lists of darknet URLs

Also the hidden wiki has a new alternative up: kpvz7ki2v5agwt35.onion...
Just stay out of the Hard Candy section (wink)

My first order on new site came in yesterday , we have like 2 "mailbox etc " companies In town and they don't require tons of ID to get a drop box account this one wanted proof of name/residency and said they'd accept a utility bill or bank statement so I scanned my power bill then changed the name with Photoshop thanks to Kat.ph :-)

That got me all set up.

So for silk road users don't fret its like the pirate bay it reappears seconds after idiots try and shut it down for years...



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 10:45 AM
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crazyewok
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Freedom just died a little more



You know, when I saw you quoted me in my "thread reply" messages, I thought "gee, someone who's just going to say 'It's only illegal drugs, why would you be opposed to that?', and for a brief second I almost didn't come to read what you'd said.


I am glad I did come to read what you said.


It is refreshing to see someone who GETS the idea that NO, I do not personally lament the inability to go and buy black tar heroin "safely" on the internet without fear of government recrimination. But, the thought that as a FREE PERSON (or, what I would like to hope is free) I now simply could not, is....heart breaking. No, not hearbreaking that I can't go and shoot up. Heartbreaking in that yet another "option" in life is absorbed and defeated by the police state we call life. It just, sickens me.

But, let's look at this from another perspective. How many of you are aware that there *were OTHER* things you could get there too?

Banned books, for instance.

Religious materials that an oppressive gov't might not appreciate you purchasing.


I'd like to take a moment and ask everyone reading to think about that. Think about the connection between BLACK TAR HEROIN and BANNED BOOKS and RELIGIOUS MATERIALS. Yes, I went *there*.

Think about the fact that the little known evil of the "Silk Road" offered more than just "illicit drugs."

Think about how truly you are ever so slightly a *little* less free.







FREEDOM OF CHOICE...........as precious as life.





- SN



posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 10:54 AM
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My first order on new site came in yesterday , we have like 2 "mailbox etc " companies In town and they don't require tons of ID to get a drop box account this one wanted proof of name/residency and said they'd accept a utility bill or bank statement so I scanned my power bill then changed the name with Photoshop thanks to Kat.ph :-)

YOU RASCAL



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