Tabooless Chat Admin Sentenced to Prison

According to several German media outlets, the 50-year-old moderator or administrator of the darknet child abuse chatroom “Tabooless Chat” received a prison sentence of three and a half years for his role in moderating the site. According to evidence revealed in the courtroom, the man confessed to his crimes and had actually been in police custody since November 2017. Roughly one week ago, I wrote about the takedown of the site.
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German Police Bust Darknet Child Abuse Site

German authorities have somewhat of skill when it comes to taking down darknet child abuse forums and chatrooms. The German Federal Criminal Police Office recently took down Elysium. Now, Hanover police and the Hanover Public Prosecutor took down a massive child abuse chatroom with tens of thousands of members. They have also arrested two administrators. The investigation followed a tip Hanover police received in 2017. A member of the chatroom called “Tabooless Chat” accidentally leaked his information in the chat and an unknown third party—a civilian—sent that information to Hanover authorities.
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How to Become a Verified Vendor on Tochka Market

Tochka staff recently announced a new project in an effort to cut down on fraudulent vendors. Vendors are required to send the staff a photo of their product(s) with the Tochka market onion address or the vendor’s username. “Hello, we are introducing Trusted Vendor Verification feature that will help to keep high quality of Vendors, Items and Services on Marketplace,” the announcement read. “Obtaining Trusted Vendor Status is free and mandatory.
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