Europol Arrests 17 in Darknet Crackdown

FBI makes arrests on charges of operating the illicit website Silk Road 2.0,

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A day after Thursday’s FBI arrest of 26-year old Blake Benthall on charges of operating the illicit website Silk Road 2.0, Europol has announced a total of 17 arrests and the shutdown of 414 Darknet websites offering illegal goods and services, according to the Guardian.

The joint international operation, code named “Operation Onymous,” has seized $1 million in bitcoin currency, $220,000 in cash, including drugs and guns.

Law enforcement agencies from 17 countries were involved in the operation based at Europol’s Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce headquartered at The Hague, Netherlands.

Troels Oerting, head of the European police agency’s cybercrimes division stated “We will go after drug dealers regardless of whether they operate in the physical or virtual world.”

In addition to shutting down Silk Road 2.0, the sting has netted websites located on the Tor anonymity network, including the sites Blue Sky, Pandora, Hydra, and Cloud Nine.

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Google lawsuit forces MPAA-backed attorney general to retreat

The MPAA is Acussed of trying to resurrect the spirit of SOPA with the help of state prosecutors.

Deepak verma

Remember that post Google put up this week that accused the MPAA of trying to resurrect the spirit of SOPA with the help of state prosecutors (that included evidence based on some of Sony Pictures’ leaked emails)? It just turned into a lawsuit — and…
December 20, 2014 at 07:00PM
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Windows 10 Technical Preview: Install As A Dual Boot Configuration OR Install In A Virtual Box

Easy installation steps. If you are planning to try it and install it as a Dual Boot, remember to back up your data first. You can download the Windows 10 technical preview from the following url: http://preview.windows.com

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If you are looking for a method to “test and try” the Windows 10 Technical Preview and you do not have a test PC available; I found detailed instructions, from two very reputable sources, for two common install options. Even though these options are commonly used, it always the general-rule-of-thumb to have backups of your personal files and your hard drive readily available in the event trouble arises.

OPTION #1 (provided by the How To Geek):  How to Dual-Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or 8 – You probably shouldn’t install Windows 10 on your primary PC. But, if you are going to, you should at least install it in a dual-boot configuration. You can then reboot to switch between your installed versions of Windows. Be sure you have backups of your important files before doing this. You shouldn’t lose your files if you follow this process, but a mistake…

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