Author Topic: Book Discussion on The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld  (Read 2104 times)

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Offline Riney

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Jamie Bartlett talked about his book, The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld, about the digital underworld where websites like Silk Road and the Assassination Market operate and Bitcoin is the required currency. In his book, he says that in this hidden cyberworld illegal arms dealers, political extremists, assassins, pornographers, trolls, and hackers operate with impunity. Mr. Bartlett was interviewed by Adrian Chen, former staff writer at Gawker.

     I found the discussion interesting and informative about the dark net and all of its players. Most important to me was the middle ground the author had about the right to privacy versus the right to protection. What I am personally finding as I research and learn more about the underworld of the net is the false prophets, false justice fighters that can be hidden among the decent people that truly are just wanting to have privacy.

    In among a bunch of people that try to gain anonymity and privacy for personal non nefarious reasons through the use of encryption, TOR, etc... there are really bad criminals wanting to use the same tools for child porn, extremism, assassinations... etc.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage" Anais Nin .. and yet we must arm ourselves with fear