Silk Road Judge: Tor Browser Is "Mumbo-Jumbo To Most People On The Jury Right Now"

Only three days have passed and the jury has already been barraged with detailed technical explanations of a dizzying array of cryptographic technologies: Tor, PGP, Bitcoin. The run-downs of these technologies have been interspersed with nearly comical explanations of far more basic elements of the Internet—how forum posts work, the difference between forum posts and direct messages, what the Internet Archive is, and the concept of a “wiki.”

With respect to the last, at one point, the prosecutor asked his first witness, a DHS agent, “What is a wiki?” The witness began his answer with, “It’s, uh, it’s like Wikipedia.”