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The Silk Road Trial Set a Dangerous Legal Precedent

The Silk Road trial is over. A jury found Ross Ulbricht guilty on all seven charges, including money laundering, drug trafficking, and the "kingpin" charge. In the eyes of the Federal Court of Manhattan, Ulbricht's identity has been definitively linked to the pseudonymous digital drug bazaar runner Dread Pirate Roberts. He faces life in prison. Read More >>

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Oh, Good: Revenge Porn Kingpin is Going to Jail 

Kevin Bollaert, a 28-year-old revenge porn website operator, gained notoriety by hosting a website to post embarrassing or sexually explicit images of men's former romantic partners on a now-defunct website called UGotPosted. Bollaert set up a second website, ChangeMyReputation, and charged people (by and large, women) $350 a pop to take the photos down. But Bollaert's reputation as a digital sleaze-maestro may be eclipsed by his newest title: The first person convicted for running a revenge porn website in the US. Read More >>

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Nine of the Weirdest Wikipedia Pages We’ve Ever Seen

With the right state of mind, enough time on your hands, and a can-do attitude/darkened worldview, your casual Wikipedia browsing can quickly devolve into hours spent amongst the site's weird, bizarre, and morbidly fascinating black holes. Read More >>

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The Weekend Wikipedia Went “Brainfuck” Crazy

Quartz has put together a neat interactive chart that shows the most popular Wikipedia entry on each day of 2014. Read More >>