Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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We've been covering news about underground online market Silk Road since federal agents arrested the site's alleged founder in San Francisco last week. Today there's a bail hearing for Ross Ulbricht. Authorities say he masterminded the so-called eBay of drugs. Just using Silk Road, though, was a tricky process. Buyers and sellers had to deal in digital currency and use a kind of identity protection software called Tor.

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