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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2015 Jamie Bartlett (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A provocative excursion to the darker side of human nature set free by the anonymous and unregulated boundaries of cyberspace." ( Kirkus)

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Good, but incomplete

this book is a solid read, and focused on the darker side of the internet. HOWEVER, it does not discuss P2P Darkweb technologies where all servers exist as distributed encrypted chunks. This is an evolution or alternative to Tor hidden services.

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nice

authors voice adds hilarity to an otherwise serious subject great listen didn't want it to end

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good for general knowledge, nothing too technical, narrator was good and had a varied voice. was well organized

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Capitalizing on a 40 year phenomenon

Would you try another book from Jamie Bartlett and/or Matt Bates?

News media coins the dark web after the rise and take down of the silk road. The dark web is simply web sites that have an unlisted number. Too much devotion to the rise of porn on the internet making me wonder if the author spent most of his time researching. There is a lot more to the Dark Web than the author discussed, or knows about, leaving the book more aptly titled, Dark Web for Dummies.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Matt Bates?

Not Likely

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good story, irritating narration

interesting book, irritating narration though. overall would still recommend, explored a lot of different topics.

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Terrible Book

The book was awful. As an Information Security professional I was hoping for a inside look at how Tor and the so called Dark Web all works and some information on the people behind it. Instead I got a book on people who operate forums and hacker collectives. I couldn't finish the book because it was honestly boring and listening to quotes of internet forums like 4chan was painful at best. Don't waste your money or you subscription credits.

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Explicit languish

What disappointed you about The Dark Net?

this book has so much Explicit languish in the first hour, that i had to stop listening, i believe this book should be rated "NC-17 – Adults Only" (no i am not under 17)

What was most disappointing about Jamie Bartlett’s story?

No Worming about the explicit content.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disgusting.

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