The Dark Net is not a separate realm but one that stretches from popular social media sites to the most secretive corners of the deep web. It is a world that is rarely out of the news but one that is little understood - and almost never explored. In The Dark Net, Jamie Bartlett presents a revelatory portrait of the Internet's strangest subcultures: of trolls, drug dealers, hackers and political extremists.
©2014 Jamie Bartlett (P)2014 W.F. Howes Ltd
Great exploration of the variety of Dark Net content and more importantly teh cultures that build up in the environment.
Yes, I listened to it as quick as I could.
This audio version is missing chapter 7 of the complete book. Which is a real shame. I have never found an audio book with a missing chapter before. It means you miss out on the chapter on self-harm and pro anorexia. Hopefully they will fix that
An interesting listen with a good narrator but explores the dark side of the dark net in more detail (some rather disturbing detail at times) than I imagined it would.
The Dark Net is largely a personal report on research and interviews with a small sample of key figures that helped to chart the emergence of the domain. It points to examples of the extremes of depravity that can be found there, which cannot be a surprise to anyone that has an online existence. A sprinkling of facts does not render it more than a derivative publication that does not lend itself well to the format.
starts off with a good history of tech progress from arpranet, bbs, Internet, www, pgp, bitcoin etc. then delves into some hard topic matter which is a bit disturbing.
Believe me, this is well worth a listen.
The commentary I found was gripping and I was captivated from start to finish. Each chapter was well thought about and researched, and if you want to know whats under the hood of your internet connection, this is a good starting point.
To clear up the other review comments, the missing chapter cited by some readers is included, and as the content is from 2014 it perhaps means we have a new version. The comments about the impersonations is also invalid, and none sound like Yorkshire folk. I found the narrators impersonations ok, and it did not detract from the content at all, so I am guessing what I downloaded is completely different. In general its one of the best read books I have ever downloaded.
The content is entry level and for me opened up the box, but I hope there is perhaps a second book to look forward to. Even so, what is revealed is quite frankly shocking and people need to be aware of what is going on underneath the surface web in the encrypted world and how easy it all is. This book, gives you insights into a whole new world we new nothing about.
Its certainly very thought provoking and an interesting listen.
Written in 2013, some of the technical information in this book is a little out of date now. But the fundamental concepts still ring true.
The best thing about this book though is the narrators impersonations of various people interviewed. Although it did make all racists sound like slightly dim northerners.
Great book, one of the best I've listened to on Audible (two credits a month). Future crimes is probably a more up to date and comprehensive listen though, although it gets very deep at times...
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