1. In its complaint, the bureau said it had managed to copy the contents of the sites server something one expert said would likely provide international authorities with detailed information about the sites dealers. Any large sellers on Silk Road should be very nervous, said Nicholas Weaver, a researcher with the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley and the University of California, San Diego. Silk Roads eBay-style customer review system means that months worth of sales history are now in law enforcement hands, Weaver said in an email, while the traceable nature of bitcoin transfers means the FBI can now easily follow the money. Britains Crime Agency said its arrests were carried out only hours after Ulbricht was detained. It called the suspects significant users of Silk Road and described them as three men in their 20s from the northern English city of Manchester and a man in his 50s from southwestern England. U.S. authorities have charged two people in Bellevue, Washington, a city just east of Seattle, after identifying one of them as a top seller on Silk Road. He was arrested on Oct. 2, while his alleged accomplice turned herself in the next day. In Sweden, two men from the coastal city of Helsingborg were arrested on suspicion of distributing cannabis over Silk Road, the local Helsingborgs Dagblad reported Tuesday. The newspaper did not say when the pair had been detained. Britains Crime Agency, which became operational only this month, said the arrests sent a message to criminals that the anonymity touted by sites like Silk Road is an illusion. The hidden Internet isnt hidden and your anonymous activity isnt anonymous, it said. We know where you are, what you are doing and we will catch you. ___ Gene Johnson in Seattle and Karl Ritter in Stockholm contributed to this report.
All top 30 countries were defined as high income locations, showing the strong link between wealth and progress with ICT. But there were some positive signs in developing countries that were investing more into both mobile and fixed connections to improve access. This years IDI figures show much reason for optimism, with governments clearly prioritising ICT as a major lever of socio-economic growth, resulting in better access and lower prices, said Hamadoun Toure, secretary general of the ITU. Our most pressing challenge is to identify ways to enable those countries which are still struggling to connect their populations to deploy the networks and services that will help lift them out of poverty. Slow progress towards worldwide internet connectivity The report showed there are now 2.7 billion people globally using the internet. As the ITU pointed out, however, this meant there was still a way to go to get universal connectivity. This means there are still 4.4 billion people who are not yet online, read the report. Priority attention needs to be given to the unconnected, and action needs to be taken to improve the accessibility and affordability of broadband internet services everywhere to usher in an inclusive information society. Mobile subscriptions almost equalled the worlds population at 6.8 billion. By the end of 2012, 50% of the worlds population was covered by a 3G connection , but this was something the ITU believed needed to grow to increase the availability of internet services. This is mostly down to reduced growth in developed countries, whereas developing countries were putting significant investment into fibre networks. The ITU still described the divide between the two as substantial, as while penetration will reach 10% globally this year, it will serve 27% of the population in developed countries compared with just 6% in developing countries. Prices of fixed connections fell significantly in the past four years, dropping by 82%. But the price is still out of reach for many in developing countries and must drop further to make connections more ubiquitous.
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