We hear a lot about the Dark Web or Dark Net and how it is a dark and evil place populated by drug dealers, pedophiles, hit men and arms dealers. Alex Winter researched and created a documentary The Deep Web. This Ted talk is about that journey
But what is it really? Why is it there and are there legitimate reasons for it?
This Tedx Talk by Alex Winter, Bill from Bill and Ted's movie franchise takes a personal look at why privacy is important and the Dark Web is a tool or enabler.
Here are links to key moments in the Talk.
What was the anonymous community like in the early days
What was the Evolution of online communities
What is the hidden internet and what does it mean -
Crime is not the prime reason for the Dark Net
Set up by the government but is used by journalists, whistle-blowers and privacy advocates
The Dark Net - terrible place to do business
Why is there Media hysteria about the Dark Net
Bitcoin - https://youtu.be/luvthTjC0OI?t=374
A history Silk Road -
- economic experiment
- technology watershed
- attracted thousands of users and law enforcement
Who was interviewed for the documentary
Why should we care. There is the standard missive "Nothing to hide nothing to fear". How true is that statement? Does it stand up to scrutiny?
Privacy is important - and is something that is ours to protect not to beg for.
Less privacy equals greater security is a false premise
Back doors create more problems
Law Enforcement need tools but the rules for the physical world should apply to the digital world, at least in our mindset
How do we achieve this
Tools today are easier to use
Privacy is not a privilege its a right