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Ross Ulbricht found guilty of Silk Road conspiracy charges

Today in a federal courthouse in Manhattan, Ross Ulbricht has been found guilty of charges stemming from his role in the founding and operation of the Silk Road. After nearly four hours of deliberation, the jury found Ulbricht guilty on all seven counts, including charges of narcotics conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, and engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise. The Silk Road offered a platform for quasi-anonymous transactions, shielded by Tor’s anonymity network and the transaction-masking properties of Bitcoin, and hosted more than $ 100 million in drug transactions before it was shut down by law enforcement in October of 2013.

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Charlie Shrem to plead guilty to federal charges related to Bitcoin transactions

One of the most prominent names in Bitcoin will plead guilty to multiple federal charges in a New York court next Thursday, September 4th. According to Reuters, Charlie Shrem, an entrepreneur who’s made millions off of Bitcoin, has made a plea deal with authorities regarding charges that he illicitly transacted Bitcoin with users of the underground marketplace Silk Road. Shrem’s lawyer tells Reuters that he will plead guilty to the charge of unlicensed money transmission, which carries a maximum prison sentence of five years. He was also charged with one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and one count of willful failure to file a suspicious activity report with banking authorities. Combined, those charges carry an…

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Which Of These Design Gaffes Is Your Website Guilty Of?

Let’s see what you got down there. If you’ve just started your website there are some things that discourage users from browsing your site. What these things are find in the blog post.
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Netflix is testing a ‘privacy mode’ for watching guilty pleasures

The feature colloquially referred to as “porn mode” on web browsers is headed to Netflix soon. The company just began testing a new feature on its streaming service called “privacy mode,” that won’t keep track of what you’ve watched or use it to come up with new recommendations. That means with the feature enabled, you could watch Dana Carvey’s The Master of Disguise (which holds a 1 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) without fear of having future recommendations skewed, or loved ones seeing what you’ve done.

The feature is being tested in some markets and only to some users, GigaOm reports. If made a permanent fixture, it would join the multiple user profile feature, which Netflix introduced nearly a year ago, and lets several people share…

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ListenUp: Cascine’s Guilty Summer mix, School of Seven Bells, a PrivateJam by musician Jonny Nash and more in the music this week

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Noa vs AK Paul: So Good Fans of the mysterious Jai Paul and his seldom but exceptional singles will delight in knowing there’s another way to hear more. Turns out, Jai has a brother named Anup (who goes by AK) and his talents…

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California man pleads guilty to volunteering for Al Qaeda on Facebook

If you run into an Al Qaeda recruiter on Facebook, there’s a good chance they’re actually working for the FBI. It’s a lesson 24-year-old Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen of Garden Grove, California learned the hard way. Between August and October, Nguyen met several times with a man he’d met on Facebook who he believed to be a recruiter for a Syrian Al Qaeda campaign — but on October 11th, the recruiter revealed himself to be a federal counterterrorism officer.

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Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy in WikiLeaks case, guilty of 19 other offenses

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As she said she would, Army Colonel Denise Lind has delivered her verdict in the Bradley Manning case, finding him not guilty on the most serious charge, aiding the enemy. Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), aiding the enemy is a capital offense, though prosecutors said they would only ask for life in prison. After Manning pled guilty to 10 counts, the government chose to move forward with all 22 offenses, leaving Manning to face the possibility of life in prison plus 154 years.

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Apple warns guilty ebook verdict would ‘send shudders through the business community’

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During closing arguments at the ebook price-fixing trial, Apple told the court that a guilty ruling would “send shudders through the business community.” According to Reuters, Apple lawyer Orin Snyder explained that such a ruling would condemn the ordinary negotiations that companies undertake to enter new markets. “We submit a ruling against Apple on this record sets a dangerous precedent,” he continued.

Apple stands accused of conspiring with publishers to fix the price of ebooks at $ 12.99 or $ 14.99, at a time when Amazon sold many titles at $ 9.99. But the Department of Justice, which is pursuing the case, isn’t seeking damages from Apple. Instead it wants to prohibit the company from using the “agency model” or price-parity contract…

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Second LulzSec member pleads guilty to 2011 Sony Pictures website hack

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Last year the Sony Pictures website was hacked by LulzSec, resulting in the theft of both passwords and personal information from some of its users — and this week the second man charged in connection with the crime pled guilty. The attorneys for Raynaldo Rivera — who went by the handles “neuron,” “royal,” and “wildicv” — filed a plea agreement on his behalf earlier this month, in which Rivera admitted that he had worked with other LulzSec members to compromise the website and extract the information in question; other LulzSec members later posted the information online.

In line with the plea agreement, Rivera appeared before US District Judge John A. Kornstadt this past Thursday and formally entered his guilty plea into the…

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