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The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld

The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld

Written by Jamie Bartlett

Narrated by Matt Bates


The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld

Written by Jamie Bartlett

Narrated by Matt Bates

ratings:
3.5/5 (19 ratings)
Length:
7 hours
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Released:
Mar 31, 2017
ISBN:
9781541474611
Format:
Audiobook

Description

In this important and revealing book, Jamie Bartlett takes us deep into the digital underworld and presents an extraordinary look at the internet we don't know. Beginning with the rise of the internet and the conflicts and battles that defined its early years, Bartlett reports on trolls, pornographers, drug dealers, hackers, political extremists, Bitcoin programmers, and vigilantes-and puts a human face on those who have many reasons to stay anonymous.

Rich with historical research and revelatory reporting, The Dark Net is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at a world that doesn't want to be known.
Publisher:
Released:
Mar 31, 2017
ISBN:
9781541474611
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (4/5)
    Fast and engrossing read. I'm too pessimistic to be a transhumanist, but like technology too much to be an anarcho-primitivist. Also don't have much faith in the libertarian vision that everything will work out great if only "we" have maximum freedoms. These and other issues are explored by talking directly to their proponents.The first chapter should be read by forum moderators to understand the psychologies at work with trolling.
  • (3/5)
    The internet can be a wonderful thing, Full of facts, fun and cats. But all that glitters is not necessarily gold, and this is so very true with the internet. Bartlett has decided to scratch the surface of the mirror ball and see what lurks beneath.

    And it isn't nice.

    As he wades through the nastiest parts of the internet, he writes about trolls, the availability of illegal drugs from Silk Road, legal and illegal pornography and the use of TOR for anonymity. He meets extremists, attends a cam show and speaks to those that use sites to advance their eating disorders and that encourage suicide.

    Grim stuff indeed. With the revelations on just how much the security service monitor or internet us, as revealed by Snowden he also looks at the ways that people are using PGP to ensure privacy from the modern Big Brother. It does have som implications, but the point he makes is that they should be tracking the genuine threats to our society, not just hoovering up every single thing.

    Fairly well written, and could be read by someone who isn't that technical, it is a fascinating peek behind the gloss and glam of most peoples experience of the internet.
  • (5/5)

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    This was an intriguing book that delved into the mysterious world of the Dark Net, and carries you along from its inception to what we know or think we know about what goes on below the surface, and being introduced to some of the pivotal individuals of this area of the Net. Most don’t have a clue about how to enter it or are rather reluctant because of what they could be exposed to, my motto, do not fear the unknown, let the power of your own mind sort the fact from the fiction. Our author and narrator in my case allows this to occur from the comfort of your favorite reading or listening spot.

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