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The Dark Web: A quick guide to exploring the hidden Internet

The deep web is not actually a 'place' but rather anywhere other than the visible web that is crawled, indexed and accesed through links fetched by search engines. It's several times bigger than the visible web, and it encompasses a lot more than the illegal or otherwise questionable activities that it is often associated with -- though there's certainly a lot of that going on too.

Silk Road Reloaded forgoes Tor for lesser-known I2P network

The original Silk Road, multiple successors and several other copycat online drug markets have all been taken offline in recent years. The one thing they’ve all had in common – aside from selling illegal goods and services – is that…

Dutch police seize 'deep web' drug marketplace Utopia

Dutch police say they have seized an online drug marketplace similar to Silk Road. Utopia, which launched just last week, was expected to eventually become a major competitor to the new Silk Road which launched shortly after suspected Silk Road…

Silk Road mastermind allegedly ordered six murders for $730,000

It’s going from bad to worse for alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht as federal prosecutors in New York recently filed paperwork accusing him of ordering six murders for a total of $730,000. Two murder for hire plots were detailed…