Silk Road 2.0 Admin May Only Be Prosecuted For Tax Crimes After Cooperating with Feds

While others associated with Silk Road and Silk Road 2.0 didn't cooperate with authorities and have gotten serious jail time, Blake Benthall may get off without being prosecuted for drug crimes.


Silk Road 2 Founder Dread Pirate Roberts 2 Caught, Jailed for 5 Years

For years, the arrest and case has been kept under-wraps. Friday, a court sentenced Thomas White to 5 years and 4 months for his role in running a huge dark web drug marketplace.


This SIM Card Forces All of Your Mobile Data Through Tor

"This is about sticking a middle finger up to mobile filtering, mass surveillance."


FBI Refuses to Release Dark Web Kingpin Arrest Video It Already Showed and Bragged About

The bureau rejected a FOIA request without explaining why.


Reddit Bans Subreddits Dedicated to Dark Web Drug Markets and Selling Guns

Reddit announced new changes to its content policy, which led to the end of r/DarkNetMarkets and other communities dedicated to discussing potentially illegal activities.


There’s Now a Dark Web Version of Wikipedia

People living under censorious regimes can use it to surf Wikipedia.


How to Securely Contact Motherboard

Here are all the ways you can safely and anonymously send us news tips and documents.


Meet the Hacker Who Busts Child Pornographers on the Dark Net

Einar Otto Stangvik talks with us about online child pornography, self-developed hacking tools, the police who ran the abusive sites—and why he comes up with the best ideas while dreaming.


Users Freak Out After Dark Web Market Goes Down And Funds Go Missing

Never a dull moment in the world of dark web marketplaces.


Startup That Sells Zero-Days to Governments Is Offering $1 Million For Tor Hacks

A startup that sells exploits to governments says it wants hacks for the browser used by activists, protesters, journalists, and criminals.


Police Can Hurt Dark Net Drug Rings by Leaving Dealers Bad Reviews, Study Suggests

A seller's reputation goes a long way on the dark net.


The FBI Booby-Trapped a Video to Catch a Suspected Tor Sextortionist

The FBI showed it uses more targeted methods to potentially deanonymize Tor users.