Journalism’s Future Could Depend On Tor’s Security

In light of increased surveillance from the federal government, journalists have come to depend on Tor’s promise of anonymity in order to report freely.

During the morning hours on Dec. 16, Harvard University’s Emerson Hall was evacuated along with three other buildings. University officials received emails indicating the possibility of shrapnel bombs distributed throughout the campus. But after a thorough search no bombs were found. Later Eldo Kim confessed to the FBI his role in sending the

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Are Bitcoins The Future Of Anonymous Campaign Donations?

As its security is called into question, the Bitcoin may yet prove to serve some game-changing functions.

This article is the final installment of a four-part series on the viability and the future of the Bitcoin. Previous installments can be found here, here and here. As the conversation on Bitcoins -- the controversial cryptocurrency that has been the center of a number of federal government seizures -- continues, the realities of this curiosity

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Did The Bitcoin Compromise Silk Road Users’ Anonymity?

Last week’s arrest of the alleged ringleader of the illicit marketplace raises doubts about the digital currency’s viability.

This article is the second in a four-part series on the viability and future of Bitcoins. After Wednesday’s arrest of Ross William Ulbricht -- the so-called “Dread Pirate Roberts” -- and seizure of his Silk Road Anonymous Marketplace, the future of the Bitcoin became a question of great concern. Due to the assumption of anonymity that comes with

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Arrest Of Alleged Silk Road Ringleader Threatens Circulation Of Bitcoins

Was the FBI’s real target not the online drug marketplace, but the cyber-currency that it dealt in?

It was a libertarian’s dream gone wild: a marketplace in which just about anything can be bought, by anyone, at any time without the worries of being overseen by the authorities. It was a secret corner in the deepest recesses of the Internet, inaccessible by conventional means, considered an unsubstantiated rumor prior to Gawker breaking the story

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El mercado ilícito de la 'Ruta de la Seda', la última víctima de un ciberataque DDoS; Bitcoin sacudido

El sitio de la red oscura Silk Road sufrió un ataque distribuido de denegación de servicio, que amenaza la estabilidad de la ciber-moneda bitcoin y refleja un creciente torrente de tales ataques en la web. (Captura de foto / pantalla de Silk Road) [/ caption] Para muchos, la idea de un mercado secreto de drogas […]

For many, the idea of a secret, online illicit drugs marketplace seems fantastical. In a world of increasing Internet censorship, the idea that a group can freely offer and sell internationally-controlled substances appears excessively idealistic. Yet, Silk Road exists, or at least it did exist. Recently, the website has been hit with a series of

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