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List of Hidden Marketplaces (Tor & I2P)

Silk Road 2.0

Silk Road 2.0

Silk Road 2.0 Url:  silkroad6ownowfk.onion
Forum Url: silkroad5v7dywlc.onion
Sub reddit URL:  http://www.reddit.com/r/SilkRoad/ & http://www.reddit.com/r/SilkRoadTwo (this one is very new and not so active yet)
Note: Good luck.

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The Fappening 2.0? Celebrities Fear New Sex Tape Hack After Intimate Videos Leak On X-Rated Website

A host of British male celebrities have started panicking after a mass leak of sex tape online. According to the Sun, sources claimed that leaked tapes of A-List celebrities appeared after one of the accounts on Celebrity Busted website was hacked.

Képtalálat a következőre: „kylie jenner fappening”

The international X-rated website has already published intimate videos of medal-winning Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, 27, “Britain’s Got Talent” 2008 winner George Sampson, 23, and current “Celebrity Big Brother” contestant Calum Best, 35. Other celebrities whose intimate recordings were also compromised include diver Chris Mears, TV show “Coronation Street” star Shayne Ward, ex-contestant of “Strictly Come Dancing” Ben Cohen, “The Only Way Is Essex” star Kirk Norcross and “X Factor” star Sam Callahan.

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Reddit Raises Cash Amid Hand-Wringing Over Nude Photos

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Reddit, known as the front page of the Internet, is raising around $50 million in funding that would value the company at around $500 million, according to a report from Re/code.

The news comes as the site has once again played a central role in the newest Internet controversy — this time the leak and distribution of personal celebrity photos.

The issues do not appear to have done much to scare off investors, as noted venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital are reportedly involved in the round. 

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Russia Prepares To Block Reddit Over Single Narcotics Thread

The Russian government has threatened to block Reddit throughout the country unless the social news website eliminates a discussion thread that teaches readers how to grow drug-producing plants.

The warning coincides with recent blockades on the Pirate Bay, anonymity services and similar threats against YouTube.

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Roskomnadzor, the Kremlin’s “Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom Information Technologies and Mass Communications,” announced on Vkontakte (the Russian equivalent of Facebook) that it has asked Reddit to remove the thread in question to no avail.

Roskomnadzor doesn’t specify which of the many drug-related Reddit posts compelled the possible block, though it does ask any readers with inside Reddit knowledge to reach out.

“Those who have contacts with the administration ask them to check their email for letters from Roskommandzor, otherwise, due to technological features, many operators may block the whole site,” the post read, according to a rough English translation.

If the Russian government is indeed preparing to block Reddit, as it says, the controversial website will be another addition to a motley list of Roscomnadzor targets.

Wikipedia was blacklisted in 2013 for including an explanation on “Cannabis Smoking,” and a number of websites criticizing

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have also been blocked, the most prominent belonging to Vladimir Putin critics Alexei Navalny and Garry Kasparov, the chess champion.

GitHub, a website belonging to the Jehovah’s Witnesses church and the Internet Wayback machine have all also been blocked.

GoPro will pay you up to $1,000 for a cool video

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A sea turtle outfitted with a GoPro gives a tour of the Great Barrier Reef.

GoPro has found a new way to wring cash from the massive hub of stunning videos its users have filmed with the sporty clip-on camera.

The camera maker is buying up the rights for the cream of the crop of these clips and flipping them to advertisers through a subscription-based portal much like Getty Images or the Associated Press image library.

Video prices range upwards of $1,000 per clip, depending on how the company uses and distributes it and the cost of clearing likenesses of athletes and other people caught on tape,

GoPro spokesperson Lara Sasken told Mashable. The company would not say what portion of the money goes back to the video creator.

The service launched this week with an initial inventory of more than 600 videos for which the company has struck licensing deals with videographers.

The starting batch of videos was culled over the past six to eight months with the help of licensing experts, Sasken said.

The San Mateo-based company plans to ramp up the offerings in coming months while keeping the bar set high for quality.

The portal should have no shortage of demand: As simple visual ads increasingly fail to lure web surfers, online video ads are reaching new heights of popularity.

They now constitute a more than $6 billion industry, and that number is expected to double in the next three years, according to eMarketer.

But high-quality original footage is costly and difficult to produce, so advertisers are more than willing to shell out the money to buy licenses.

Thanks to the durability of the devices and savvy ties with extreme sporting, GoPro users have created a wealth of first-person action footage that’s hard to get otherwise.

“We’ve gotten calls almost daily from creative agencies, TV networks and film studios that want to use our content,” GoPro’s head of programming, Adam Dornbusch, said in an emailed statement.

The move is one of GoPro’s first forays beyond its core business of selling cameras, which just clocked a banner second quarter Tuesday with revenue and earnings that blew Wall Street expectations out of the water.

“We think of GoPro as a movement,” CEO Nick Woodman said earlier this month. “It’s a content-driven movement that affects all of us. It’s a movement that’s enabling the highest-quality user generating content the world’s ever seen.”

Earlier this month, the company poached the former head of Hulu’s original series division to try its hand at making its own videos, hoping to follow in the footsteps of companies like Red Bull that have built in-house media offerings to orbit their brand.

But GoPro has always wanted its brand to transcend the image of a simple maker of cute cameras.

Since its earliest days, GoPro has been notable for the online community that sprang up around sharing work made with its products.

Camera owners documented and uploaded everything from death-defying base jumping stunts to cats chasing laser pointers.

And like many proprietors of online communities — hello, Reddit — the company is now looking for ways to squeeze money out of the glut of user-generated content of its fan base.

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