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Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit lies a vast network of sites, communities and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits. A world that is as creative and complex as it is dangerous and disturbing. A world that is much closer than you think.



The Dark Net is a revelatory examination of the internet today, and of its most innovative and dangerous subcultures, stretching from secret Facebook groups to the encrypted and hidden Tor network. In it, Bartlett goes in search of the people behind the screen, meeting trolls and pornographers, drug dealers and hackers, political extremists and computer scientists, Bitcoin programmers and self-harmers, libertarians and vigilantes.



Based on extensive first-hand experience, exclusive interviews and shocking documentary evidence, The Dark Net offers a startling glimpse of human nature under the conditions of freedom and anonymity, and shines a light on an enigmatic and ever-changing world.

BiographyTrue storiesTrue crimeBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesInformation technology industriesComputing & ITComputing: generalEthical & social aspects of computing Publisher: Cornerstone Publication Date: 12/03/2015 ISBN-13: 9780099592020  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tank Demos, where he specialises in online social movements and the impact of technology on society. He lives in London.

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Fascinating, if not a little disturbing. Makes you appreciate how people use their anonymity on the net to say things they would never say face to face - and how it can backfire big time.

- 25/09/2016
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