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April 17, 2012, 04:23:07 PM
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Federal authorities have arrested eight men accused of distributing more than $1 million worth of LSD, ecstasy, and other narcotics with an online storefront that used the TOR anonymity service to mask their Internet addresses.
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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, the article reported. It wasn't immediately clear what the relationship between Silk Road and Farmer's Market is.

Basically the news item from Associated Press (AP), released some hours earlier. Different from other sources that picked up on the story, arstechnica drew a connection to Silk Road, which is added in the end of the article, citing possible relations.

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Please update subject to use standard YYYY-MM-DD format at beginning, as noted in Guidelines for this board.

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April 17, 2012, 08:10:24 PM
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The article said they offered PayPal and Western Union! What kind of online black market DOES that? How could one possibly expect to remain anonymous?
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The article said they offered PayPal and Western Union! What kind of online black market DOES that? How could one possibly expect to remain anonymous?

The kind that got started in 2003 apparently  Roll Eyes

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Appreciated... but note the format is YYYY for a four digit year.  For some examples, look at the rest of the Press board.

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ulz has suggested DATE-SITE-HEADLINE format, but use your best judgement.

I think its obvious what is meant by YY-MM-DD, also this way there are 2 more digits available in the title..  Shocked
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ulz has suggested DATE-SITE-HEADLINE format, but use your best judgement.

I think its obvious what is meant by YY-MM-DD, also this way there are 2 more digits available in the title..  Shocked

The reason for the YYYY-MM-DD format is not to remove ambiguity, but rather to ensure that sorting topics by subject puts them in chronological order. Using the YY-MM-DD format (or any other format) breaks that.

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