Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Oct 9, 2013

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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Can you find bail bondsman on Silk Road?

Oct 9, 2013
There is a bail hearing Wednesday for the alleged mastermind behind the website Silk Road, where users could buy drugs, guns, and even hitmen.

NSA's new Utah data center plagued with debilitating meltdowns

Oct 9, 2013
Electrical surges at a National Security Agency hub has delayed the center’s opening for over a year.

Big data, big quality of life improvements

Oct 9, 2013
Cities can make big data more accessible to improve quality of life and make services more efficient,

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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