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Feds shut down TOR using narcotics store

Fluffeh (1273756) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Fluffeh writes "Federal authorities have arrested eight men accused of distributing more than $1 million worth of LSD, ecstasy, and other narcotics with an online storefront called "The Farmer's Market" that used the TOR anonymity service to mask their Internet addresses. Prosecutors said in a press release that the charges were the result of a two-year investigation led by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Los Angeles field division. "Operation Adam Bomb, " as the investigation was dubbed, also involved law enforcement agents from several US states and several countries, including Colombia, the Netherlands, and Scotland. The arrests come about a year after Gawker documented the existence of Silk Road, an online narcotics storefront that was available only to TOR users. The site sold LSD, Afghani hashish, tar heroin and other controlled substances and allowed customers to pay using the virtual currency known as Bitcoin."
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Garbled headline. (1)

Jane Q. Public (1010737) | more than 2 years ago | (#39705181)

I am sure I am not the only one to notice this, but the Feds did not "shut down Tor using narcotics store" at all. Rather, the Feds shut down a narcotics store that used Tor.

Pretty big difference, that.

Re:Garbled headline. (1)

Fluffeh (1273756) | more than 2 years ago | (#39706305)

Hmmm, good point, it can be read either way I guess depending on inflection. Will try to make headlines less ambiguous in the future!

Re:Garbled headline. (1)

Jane Q. Public (1010737) | more than 2 years ago | (#39707401)

I was trying to be helpful. But I, myself, didn't see how it could be read the other way. Now I do.

I would like to suggest that judicious use of the hyphen ("Tor-using") might help clarify matters in the future.
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