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  • Summary

  • An exposé on the depths of the internet. From sex trafficking and fraud to government secrets and anonymous hacking groups.

    When you add The Dark Web to your library you will receive all 10 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 25 minutes.

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  • Ep. 1: The Birth of The Dark Web

    Feb 08, 2018

    [Contains explicit content] It's called the Dark Web, Dark Net or Deep Web but what is it? What makes this internet underground — rife with drugs, sex, and crime — possible? How do you even access the Dark Web? 

    Geoff White, Channel 4 News's former Technology Reporter, has been looking into its shady origins and reveals why the U.S. Navy invented it in the first place. 

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    26 mins
  • Ep. 2: The Untold Story of The Dark Web

    Feb 08, 2018

    [Contains explicit content] The Dark Web's first success story was a drugs 'eBay.' Vendors sold narcotics and pharmaceuticals directly to each other freely and anonymously. Then the FBI shut it down and unmasked its owner, Ross Ulbricht. The sting operation was ridiculous.

    Geoff White, Channel 4 News's former Technology Reporter, speaks with a key player at the heart of the takedown. His story is astonishing.

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    24 mins
  • Ep. 3: Bitcoin's Days Are Numbered

    Feb 08, 2018

    [Contains explicit content] If money makes the world go around, then Bitcoin keeps The Dark Web spinning. But what it is and how does it work? How can you run a currency based on trust when everyone who uses it is anonymous?

    Geoff White, Channel 4 News's former Technology Reporter, uncovers the mystery of Bitcoin — and speaks to the Royal Mint about this potential competitor currency.

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    32 mins

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Naive

Subjects interviewed are not experts that use the dark web, they're researchers trying to study it. Ignore this publication, a 10 minute YouTube video has the same content in a shorter period of time. This is slow and boring with little to no primary sources of people who actually use the Dark Web. It consists mostly of how the UK government wants to revoke privacy rights and paints privacy as evil while also sounding like ignorant parents unable to understand technology.

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Inaccuracies in Firearm Information

Though the information was correct when it came to the dealing of firearms over the dark web, when it came to the description of ammunition and “assault rifles” the host mentions that “none of these are used in hunting or sporting purposes” which is entirely false. This follows a political rhetoric, and is thus unbalanced journalism. In the end, ammunition and firearms uses are determined by the end user, whether it is good or unfortunately evil.

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dark web

Great info, enjoyed most, was very hard to get through the episode about child porn!

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very interesting

I loved this book it actually gave me the idea that I wanted to go back to school and become a programmer and I have started doing exactly that the whole thing was very interesting I would recommend it to anybody who likes this type of material

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good intorduction to the dark web

not many people are interviewed that actually use the web - obviously that could have blown their reason for using the dark web. will definitely keep researching the dark web info but, overall, this did answer a lot of questions. very good presentation

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It's ok

"We decided to interview a person who's opinion matters... but they never replied" The author tried hard to makes something sensational out of the material he gathered and failed. It is still a good listen, yet the attempts to sensationalize the work are obsious and boring. The author also tries to throw in a couple of unrelated topics following the logic "well it has something to do with computers, so why not?"

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They’re pronounced “R” not “W”

Anyone that listens to this series understands the subject reference. It’s an interesting listen. The only thing that’s annoying is the reader’s pronunciation of words with the letter “R” in them. Outside of this, the subject matter is very interesting.

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speech impediment

the narrator's speech impediment was almost unbearable. the information was good. the R sound, he can't make it.

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A proper intro into the depths of the dark web

I enjoyed this quite a bit. Narration wasn't too bad and it kept my attention.

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Answers questions you did not know you had

Interesting and relevant. Good journalism, it answers the who, what, when, where, and why of the dark web.

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