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Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Loses Appeal of Life Sentence

Ross Ulbricht, the notorious founder of the “dark web” exchange Silk Road where drugs and other contraband were openly sold, lost his appeal Wednesday against his life prison sentence. A federal appeals court in New York confirmed Ulbricht’s 2015 conviction and sentence, rejecting his claim of an unfair trial and that being dealt the maximum sentence of life in prison ... Read More »

Craigslist founder donates $500K to curb Wikipedia trolls

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is donating $500,000 to help curb harassment on Wikipedia. The Wikimedia Foundation announced Thursday that money from the Craig Newmark Foundation and Craigslist’s Charitable Fund will go toward tools for Wikipedia’s staff and volunteer editors to reduce harassment on the user-generated encyclopedia site. The Wikimedia Foundation says online harassment faced by Wikipedia contributors impedes their ability ... Read More »