US & Canada

Silk Road website founder jailed for life in New York

Ross Ulbricht, 31, sentenced to life in jail by judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his 'dark web' site.

Business & Economy

Silk Road creator convicted of running online drugs hub

Ross William Ulbricht was fingered in court as Dread Pirate Roberts, architect of the illicit website.

Silk Road creator convicted of running online drugs hub

Head to Head

Will the internet set us free?

Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

The Listening Post

Comments sections: Controlling the trolls

We examine the best and worst of online comments sections and ask how the media can cultivate a better conversation.

Witness

Russia's online wavemakers

Two brave bloggers risk life and limb to challenge Russia's press restrictions and get their stories told.