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Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht: Drug 'kingpin' or 'idealistic' Boy Scout?

money.cnn.com — Ulbricht, who is 31, created Silk Road -- a website that let users anonymously buy and sell anything from drugs to hacking tutorials. He is expected to serve a minimum of 20 years, but the federal government is pushing for a heavier sentence.

Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht: Drug 'kingpin' or 'idealistic' Boy Scout?

wdsu.com — When Ross Ulbricht goes to court Friday, he knows one thing is certain: He's going to prison. Probably for a long time. The question is for how long. Ulbricht, who is 31, created Silk Road -- a website that let users anonymously buy and sell anything ...

Spotify wants to be the soundtrack of your life

wdsu.com — Spotify is stepping up its game. On Wednesday, the music streaming service announced that it will let users listen to podcasts and view video clips. It will also offer users more personalized playlists. "Life is not linear. It's quirky," CEO Daniel Ek said at the New York announcement.

Spotify wants to be the soundtrack of your life

money.cnn.com — "Life is not linear. It's quirky," CEO Daniel Ek said at the New York announcement. "If we want Spotify to be the soundtrack of our life, we need to deliver music based on who we are, what we're doing, and how we're feeling moment by moment, day by day."

Blackmailers trade nude pics like baseball cards on the 'dark web'

wdsu.com — In one of the darkest corners of the web, a young girl in glasses, nude, cries in front of her webcam. Onlookers peer into what appears to be her bedroom while she is forced by a hacker to touch herself. According to the site, she's being blackmailed....

Revenge porn hacker: 'Scary how quickly I would drop my morals'

wdsu.com — When he was 23, Charlie Evens was hired by Hunter Moore, a man who's been dubbed the "king of revenge porn," to hack into women's email accounts. He was able to steal nude photos and sold them Moore, who posted them on his website, IsAnybodyUp.com. T...

Revenge porn victim: My naked photos were everywhere

wdsu.com — Every time she meets you, Nikki Rettelle wonders if you've seen her naked. Nude photos of her dot the Internet, still popping up years after an ex-boyfriend posted them. Rettelle is a victim of revenge porn, a kind of online harassment that advocacy groups refer to as "non-consensual pornography."

Google exec's girlfriend: He was magical

wdsu.com — Magical, brave, eccentric, adventurous -- these are the words friends of Dan Fredinburg used to describe the adventurer killed while hiking Mt. Everest during the Nepal earthquake Saturday. Fredinburg was privacy director for Google X, which is responsible for some of the search company's more forward-thinking initiatives, including driverless cars and Google Glass.

Google exec's girlfriend: He was magical

money.cnn.com — Fredinburg was privacy director for Google X, which is responsible for some of the search company's more forward-thinking initiatives, including driverless cars and Google Glass. But though he worked on some secretive projects, he was anything but closed -- his friend group was large, his adventures larger.

Revenge porn hacker: 'Scary how quickly I would drop my morals for so little'

money.cnn.com — He was able to steal nude photos and sold them Moore, who posted them on his website, IsAnybodyUp.com. The site has since been taken down. Both Moore and Evens face criminal charges; Evens is set to appear in court May 26. In an exclusive interview, Evens told CNNMoney about his experience.
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May 23, 2015

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May 20, 2015

These are the content partners for new Spotify experience pic.twitter.com/4tJ4M6cZbO

May 20, 2015

Nerdist news, Broad City, Vice News coming to @Spotify. Some content exclusive.

May 20, 2015

Spotify CEO @eldsjal announcing new Spotify experience: "Life is not linear. It's quirky"

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