arautat July 23,2015 Silk road is shut down now, but there are other similar online market place . If the authority had the man power and skilled people, I very much believe they can catch these people. TOR does not give you 100% anonymity. Its more of cost benefit to the government trying to track these people down and busting them.
hpasekovat July 23,2015 It is interesting how ‘bad guys’ are hiding behind Tor. On the Internet, everything is traceable; it might take longer with Tor but it will happen eventually. It is also interesting how ‘word-of-mouth’ is the best marketing technique ever used.
428Mach1at July 24,2015 Interesting rationalizations for self destructive behavior - the use of illegal drugs. Do a little research on Adam Kokesh - an Iraqi war vet - there is plenty of information on his life and "politics".
Now ya gotta ask yourself, "would I trust someone who uses the SilkRoad (since shut down) or any similar site" ?
tshafiat September 05,2015 I had heard of SilkRoad, and know it has since been shut down. It is unfortunate that activists would need to hide, with free press and the right to peaceful assembly, and more unfortunate that their technology would be used for illicit sales of…whatever. They start talking about it being safer or allowing a community of users to participate in forums, but that misses the larger point. The larger point is that people can, and will, produce technology that enables them to engage in the commerce of child porn, drugs, weapons, or mercenary murder for hire. It points to the necessity for diligent forensics to find and stop these dangerous crimes from taking place. Diligent forensic technicians and officers have to “keep their ear to the ground” and “on the pulse” of the black market and underground. We need to see how creative the criminal mind can be.
brober15at September 17,2015 I wonder how the Silk Road and other Darknet marketplaces will be viewed 50-100 years in the future? Will it be seen as an artifact from Wild West nature of the internet today, and an step towards a less anonymous internet with more oversight? Or will the viewpoint be that these sites were a step towards an open internet society that provides for privacy? It's easy to forget how briefly the opportunities and drawbacks provided by the internet have existed, and how right now we are at an inflection point in how it will evolve.