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The Silk Road is collapsing – did hackers, gov't or Bitcoin kill it?

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk

At 6am this morning, I got an email from one of my sleazier contacts. It simply said "looks like Silk Road has collapsed". I fired the Tor browser you need to connect to the site and, indeed, it wasn't there.

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SilkRoad On The Verge Of Collapse; Suffering Massive Hyperdeflation

http://au.businessinsider.com

We’ve written on the hyperdeflation problem before. Basically, with Bitcoin prices surging, nobody wants to buy anything, you just want to hold onto your Bitcoins. Conversely, when they collapse, nobody wants to sell. So volatility means nobody wants to transact in Bitcoins, because there’s a good chance that the next day someone will feel like a fool.

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Tax-free Internet shopping jeopardized

http://news.yahoo.com

The bill would empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet. The sales taxes would be sent to the states where a shopper lives.

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Ron Paul Calls on UN to Confiscate Domain Names of His Supporters

http://www.ronpaul.com

Is Ron Paul right or wrong in this dispute? Are trademarks valid property? I tihnk he is wrong because he was fine with them using his name while it benfitted his campaign.

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Twitter turning over huge amounts of user data to U.S. government

http://www.naturalnews.com

Social networking giant Twitter has released a new report outlining all subpoenaed, court ordered, and search warranted requests made by the U.S. government for private information about the site's users throughout the past year. And based on the figures, not only is the overall number of such requests steadily expanding, but Twitter is also increasingly being coerced into releasing this confidential data without legitimate probable cause or warrant.

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Internet Radio Fairness Act debate opens in Washington

http://articles.latimes.com

Google and Pandora Internet Radio support FCC regulators setting pricing for content played over the internet [IRFA (HR 6480 and S3609)]. Musicians, record companies and performing rights organizations are lining up in opposition to the bills.

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China Toughens Its Restrictions on Use of the Internet

https://www.nytimes.com

The Chinese government issued new rules on Friday requiring Internet users to provide their real names to service providers, while assigning Internet companies greater responsibility for deleting forbidden postings and reporting them to the authorities.

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Facebook Opens Up Your Inbox to Outsiders, For a Fee

http://allthingsd.com

Facebook Opens Up Your Inbox to Outsiders, For a Fee

Want to send me a Facebook message? But you’re not my Facebook friend?

Pay up.

The social network is overhauling its in-house messaging system with a new set of filters that it says will help users reach out and poke each other more effectively; you can see details here. Part of the overhaul: A test that will allow some users to ping people they’re not friends with, if they’re willing to spend a dollar.

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Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

http://news.cnet.com

A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans' e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law, CNET has learned. [The] rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies -- including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission -- to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant.

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Facebook is Dead.

http://dangerousminds.net

THE BIGGEST ‘BAIT N’ SWITCH’ IN HISTORY?

"...a near infinite variety of organizations; individuals from all walks of life; and businesses, both large and small, began to detect—for it was almost imperceptible at first—that the volume was getting turned down on their Facebook reach. Each post was now being seen only by a fraction of their total “fans” who would previously have seen them."

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Facebook tests prompt asking you to snitch on your friends

http://thenextweb.com

Facebook tests prompt asking you to snitch on your friends who aren’t using their real name. Facebook’s ongoing war on pseudonyms is well-documented. The company wants everyone to use their real name on the social network, and ideally this would be their only identity on the Internet.

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Apple rejects app that reports US drone strikes.

http://www.techdirt.com

"It’s the third time in a month that Apple has turned Drones+ away, says Josh Begley, the program’s New York-based developer. The company’s reasons for keeping the program out of the App Store keep shifting. First, Apple called the bare-bones application that aggregates news of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia “not useful.” Then there was an issue with hiding a corporate logo. And now, there’s this crude content problem."

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GoDaddy: Yesterday's outage not due to a hack or a DDoS attack

http://www.godaddy.com

GoDaddy press release: Yesterday's outage not due to a hack or a DDoS attack

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Bruce Willis Legal Fight to Leave iTunes Library "Purchases" to Family

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Think you own your iTunes downloads? Think again. According to the UK Daily Mail, Bruce Willis is considering legal action against Apple in battle over who owns songs downloaded from iTunes. Read the original article for more details.

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NH Deputy Secretary of State Recognizes Bitcoin Contributions

https://bitcointalk.org

As posted earlier, New Hampshire State Representative Mark Warden is accepting campaign contributions in Bitcoin. His campaign's treasurer recently met with the New Hampshire Deputy Secretary of State regarding the Bitcoin contributions. After examining the information, the Deputy Secretary of State said that he did not see anything wrong with the contributions, nor the way they were handled, and that he would take no action.

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Silver Coin Values

http://www.coinflation.com

The values listed only reflect the silver value, not rarity or numismatic value. Silver coin values listed are based on the 'live' current bid price at the CME.

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Paul Fest Live!

http://bbs.freetalklive.com

The Ron Paul Fest is three days of music, entertainment, and activism featuring national known musicians, comedians, and entertainers.

Event Hours:
Friday, August 24 - 3:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 25 - 11:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.
Sunday, August 26 - 11:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.

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Is Microsoft Spying On You Via Skype Or Not?

http://www.webpronews.com

Is Microsoft Spying On You Via Skype Or Not?

Back in May, we brought you news that Microsoft had moved Skype from P2P to its own dedicated Linux-based servers. At the time, it was funny because Microsoft was using Linux servers instead of Windows Servers to host Skype, but things have become a little more worrisome since then.

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Activists Aim To Build A 'Bat-Signal For The Web

http://www.forbes.com

Alexis Ohanian, the 29-year old founder of social news site Reddit, has partnered with the online advocacy group Fight for the Future to create what they’re calling the “Internet Defense League.” Ohanian describes the project, which they plan to officially launch next month, as a “Bat-Signal for the Internet.” Any website owner can sign up on the group’s website to add a bit of code to his or her site–or receive that code by email at the time of a certain campaign–that can be triggered in the case of a political crisis like SOPA, adding an activist call-to-action to all the sites involved, suc

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Illegal File-Sharing Chips Away At North Korean Propaganda

http://torrentfreak.com

Illegal File-Sharing Chips Away At North Korean Propaganda

In the high-stakes debate over control of the Internet, it is common to hear how the free flow of information is crucial to development of humanity. For North Korea, a country that has almost zero Internet access and is repressed beyond anything experienced in the West, the free flow of information is a distant concept. But according to a new report, the sharing of pirate TV shows and music among the citizens of the country is challenging the DPRK regimes’ depiction of the outside world.

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