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FBI, IRS, DEA and SF Prosecutors Shut Down Multi-billion-dollar ‘Hydra’ Cryptocurrency in Darknet

In a stunning announcement this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland revealed that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco is leading the prosecution of a Russia-based mastermind accused of running Hydra, the world’s largest and longest-running illegal 'darknet' crptocurrency market, which federal agencies say they have put out of business.

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Silicon Valley’s Tech Giants Reluctantly Plunged Into Spying Controversy

The number of Justice Department and other police requests has soared in recent years to thousands a week, putting Apple and other tech giants like Google and Microsoft in an uncomfortable position between law enforcement, the courts and the customers whose privacy they have promised to protect.

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