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'One of the Finest' at Cambridge Revealed as 'Warped, Sadistic'

Matthew Falder's arrest, sentencing hailed as 'watershed moment' in Britain

(Newser) - "It's a bit of a watershed moment ... for policing," says a member of Britain's National Crime Agency. An investigation that started in August 2013 and involved as many as 100 investigators across the UK, the US Department of Homeland Security, Europol, and the Australian Federal Police... More »

Cops Secretly Seized Darknet Drug Market, Then Ran It

Expert calls move 'psychological warfare'

(Newser) - The shadowy world of online drug marketplaces has been left reeling from a one-two punch by authorities: AlphaBay and Hansa Market, two of the biggest darknet drug markets, have been shut down and their operators arrested. After AlphaBay, the biggest site of its kind, users headed to Hansa, unaware that... More »

What to Expect in 'Dread Pirate Roberts' Trial

Silk Road jurors will hear about murder plots, libertarianism

(Newser) - The trial of alleged Silk Road drug market mastermind Ross Ulbricht begins soon, and it's expected to shine a spotlight on some of the darkest corners of the Internet. Jury selection begins tomorrow for the New York City trial of the 30-year-old, who prosecutors say was the shadowy "... More »

Anonymous Vigilantes Attack Child Porn Sites

Hackers shut down sites, reveal member information

(Newser) - It turns out that the hacker collective Anonymous can do more than just mess with the New York Stock Exchange and protest San Francisco public transit —since the beginning of the month, about a half dozen of its members have been busy infiltrating Lolita City, one of the worst... More »

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