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Now Silk Road has been taken down where will we all buy drugs?

by | 7th, October 2013

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YOU’LL have seen the news that Silk Road, the online drug bazar, has been taken down by the FBI. There’s a number of fun questions surrounding what actually happened.

For those who don’t know Silk Road was part of the “deep web”, the bit where Google doesn’t go. And it was a trading shop for just about anything: from heroin through computer trojans and all the way to hit men. All highly illegal of course and it seems the the bloke running it was a bit of an extreme libertarian. Which is going to cause problems for nice cuddly libertarians like me of course.

The bits of the story that make it fun (for a certain meaning of “fun” of course) are that the guy running it was so aggressive that he actually took out two contracts to have people he believed were crossing him in business killed. It’s actually quite a long way from even extreme libertarianism to acting like a Mafia Don but he seems to have managed it. There’s also the way in which the FBI appear to have actually had hold of the servers for a time as well. Or at least access to them. It’s thought that this ties in with the takeover of Freedom Hosting by the coppers back in August.

Freedom was hosting a goodly portion of the webs kiddie porn

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