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NSA Phone Record Collection Violates Patriot Act, Court Rules

A US Federal Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that the National Security Agency’s collection of American’s phone records is in violation of the Patriot Act. It is the first appellate court ruling on NSA data collection, and contradicts government assertions that the program is legal. Read More

Silk Road Founder Convicted of Running Illegal Online Marketplace

Ross Ulbricht has been convicted of all seven criminal charges for his role in deep web marketplace Silk Road. The conviction holds him responsible as site operator Dread Pirate Roberts, and prosecutors said Ulbricht had collected over $18 million worth of bitcoins in fees, mostly from drug sales, CBC reports Read More

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