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The Dark Net

Jamie Bartlett

5 mins

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The Dark Net dives into the details of the wildest and most dangerous parts of the digital world, including self-harmers, cryptocurrency programmers, computer scientists, hackers, extremists, pornographers, vigilantes, and many others.

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The Dark Net

The Dark Net

by Jamie Bartlett

Overview

The internet has completely revolutionized our lives in the last decade. It is no doubt one of humanity's greatest inventions thus far. But beyond the world of Google, Facebook, and online media most of us inhabit daily, there is a darker, more sinister side of the internet hidden from plain view.

This place is known as the Dark Net. It's a place where things like cryptocurrency, illegal pornography, drug deals, and radicalism thrive. Anonymity allows people to do and be anything they want. In this world, people can be anything from vigilantes to dangerous criminals.

In The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld by Jamie Bartlett, we get a fascinating look into the dark underbelly of the internet. Through Bartlett's insight, you'll learn how this hidden world provides a safe haven for people seeking more privacy - and how they use this dark, hidden space to their advantage.

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The dark net is a world of power and freedom: of expression, of creativity, of information, of ideas. Power and freedom endow our creative and our destructive faculties. The dark net magnifies both, making it easier to explore every desire, to act on every dark impulse, to indulge every neurosis.

- Jamie Bartlett

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