"Netalyzr for Android Released"
October 24, 2013 | Karl Bode, DSLReports

Broadband Reports readers are already familiar with ICSI Netalyzr, a free network measurement and diagnostic tool developed at the International Computer Science Institute at Berkeley. Netalyzr's a "two-mouse click" network tester that runs in your web browser as a Java applet. It performs a long series of network probes and tests to identify potential problems in your network connectivity, and summarizes its findings in a detailed report.

"How FBI Brought Down Cyber-Underworld Site Silk Road"
October 22, 2013 | Donna Leinwand Leger, USA Today

Criminals who prowl the cyber-underworld's "darknet" thought law enforcement couldn't crack their anonymous trade in illegal drugs, guns and porn. But a series of arrests this month, including the bust of the black market site Silk Road, shows the G-men have infiltrated the Internet's back alley.

"Silk Road drug busts: 8 more arrested"
October 8, 2013 | Gene Johnson and  Karl Ritter, AP

Authorities in Britain, Sweden, and the United States have arrested eight more people following last week's closure of Silk Road, a notorious black market website which helped dealers to sell drugs under the cloak of anonymity, officials and media said Tuesday.

"Silk Road: suspicions grow that server was hacked ahead of arrests"
October 8, 2013 | Charles Arthur, The Guardian

How do you find a site that's hosted on the Tor system? In theory, you can't - which is why there are questions over how the FBI could image it and take it down last week.

"Feds Arrest Alleged Top Silk Road Drug Seller"
October 7, 2013 | Brian Krebs, Krebs on Security

Federal authorities last week arrested a Washington state man accused of being one of the most active and sought-after drug dealers on the online black market known as the “Silk Road.”

"47 Prominent Technologists to NSA Review Panel: We Need Better Technical Oversight"
October 4, 2013 | Dan Auerbach, Electronic Frontier Foundation

A group of prominent technologists submitted a letter today to the NSA Review Group, a body charged with conducting a review of NSA activities that does not currently have a technologist as a member. The letter urges the Review Group to seek assistance from independent technologists in order to conduct a thorough review, and that NSA oversight more broadly requires greater transparency with respect to the technical mechanisms used to conduct surveillance.

"Silk Road's Downfall Killed the Dream of the Dark Net"
October 4, 2013 | Adrian Chen, Gawker

It's a dark time on the Dark Net. This Tuesday the FBI shuttered Silk Road, a drug market that operated for more than two years with impunity.

Prosecutors in New York today said that federal agencies have taken over the Silk Road, a sprawling underground Web site that has earned infamy as the “eBay of drugs.” On Tuesday, federal agents in San Francisco arrested the Silk Road’s alleged mastermind.

"Forget the NSA, You Already Track Yourself"
September 20, 2013 | Aaron Stern, Kaspersky Lab Daily

The world has been up in arms about the expansive and invasive reach of the U.S. government’s National Security Agency (NSA) ever since the world was introduced to Edward Snowden and his unending leak of thousands of classified documents detailing that organization’s ongoing surveillance of citizens and governments across the globe.

"New App Tracks Your Location Through Instagram and Twitter Photos"
September 14, 2013 | Kris Holt, The Daily Dot