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The arrest and conviction of Robert Ulbricht, the operator of illegal online drug marketplace Silk Road, will make criminals harder to track on the Dark Web, a new report warns.

Ulbricht faces life in prison for running the site, which was based on The Onion Router (Tor), a Dark Web browser that hides activity under layers of encryption to make it virtually untraceable.

His arrest, and the closure of Silk Road (and its successor, Silk Road 2.0) were hailed as turning points in the FBI’s battle to tackle criminal activity on Tor.

However, a new report published this month by the Global Commission...
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