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Re: The Dark Web

Postby shadylady » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:11 am

pcslim: That's such a bizarre story that I have no doubt that it's true. I've often felt that a lot of the BS in the media about child pornography is made up, but now I'm convinced. It's all a myth created to justify all sorts of governmental intervention in our lives. Citizens should be skeptical anytime that the media/government plays the CP card. It's just a big farce perpetrated to fool us into supporting their agenda. What a crock of crap!
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Re: The Dark Web

Postby cactuspete » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:36 am

a2z: The government loves CP because there's no way that citizens can verify its existence since in order to do so you have to break the law. And so we have to just take their word for it that it exists. Supposedly the government allows the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (www.missingkids.com) to maintain a huge collection of CP. It's supposed to be the largest such collection on the planet. They have all sorts of BS excuses for allowing this, but most probably it's so they have a supply of CP to use in their trolling and sting operations. That way if there's ever someone they want to put away for a few years in prison, all they have to do is put some of their CP on the target's computer. There's no recovering from a charge of possession of CP.
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Re: The Dark Web

Postby desertrat » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:46 am

cactuspete wrote:a2z: The government loves CP because there's no way that citizens can verify its existence since in order to do so you have to break the law. And so we have to just take their word for it that it exists. Supposedly the government allows the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (http://www.missingkids.com) to maintain a huge collection of CP. It's supposed to be the largest such collection on the planet. They have all sorts of BS excuses for allowing this, but most probably it's so they have a supply of CP to use in their trolling and sting operations. That way if there's ever someone they want to put away for a few years in prison, all they have to do is put some of their CP on the target's computer. There's no recovering from a charge of possession of CP.

But wait... it's worse than that... since "the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1984 by the United States Congress" (source: WikiPedia) it is not beholden to the same laws that are supposed to keep law enforcement from violating your constitutional rights. So, it acts as an unofficial arm of law enforcement which allows law enforcement to circumvent laws that protect the rights of citizens. This is despite the fact that most of the NCMEC's funding comes from the government. It's a great strategy to allow law enforcement to get around inconvenient little things like the Fourth Amendment, for instance. There are other similar organizations (which serve a similar function for law enforcement in that they allow for circumvention of legal obstacles), but the NCMEC is the most well-known since the public in general supports its stated mission. However, the public isn't exactly aware of it's actual purpose and the way organizations of this kind are used against them.
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Re: The Dark Web

Postby pcslim » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:20 am

The government uses private organizations (that in some cases it funds) to circumvent laws. We see that with Blackwater (or whatever it's now called) and the same goes with this National Center For Missing and Exploited Children. Most so-called emergency situations or national crises are just fronts which allow the government and/or corporations to opportunistically further their power and profits. It has nothing to do with doing anything to actually help people. We have wars not because we have problems with other countries, but because companies that make military equipment need to make money. We are concerned about the children, not because we want to help the children, but because there's money to be made by intervening in some way. The media exposes (creates a perception, usually false) and then corporations offer solutions (which do nothing but make money for the company) and that's how things now work in the USA.
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Re: The Dark Web

Postby CactusHugger » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:21 am

10 Disturbing Facts About The Deep Web :bubble:
Lots of mystery and intrigue, but is there really anything to it?
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Re: The Dark Web

Postby pcslim » Sat May 23, 2015 7:06 am

Trading revenge porn like baseball cards :roll2:
As usual this topic is covered in a manner which exaggerates the degree to which this sort of thing happens. This news clip is full of hyperbole and melodrama. The so-called experts featured don't seem much like actual experts, but more like actors or someone pretending to be an expert who wants to move an agenda forward. At the very least this report is extremely unreliable and at the worst it's contrived for the sole purpose of promoting laws which limit our freedoms. Don't trust the media when it comes to this sort of thing.
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Re: The Dark Web

Postby pcslim » Sat May 30, 2015 7:05 am

Judge Makes Example Of Silk Road Founder With Life Sentence :wtf:
This is such an outrageously STUPID verdict that it seems inconceivable that it won't be overturned. The problem is that the judge is obviously computer illiterate and is still living in the 1940s. IMHO Ulbricht deserves a Nobel prize for his innovative use of technology and for providing what can best be thought of as a public service.
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Re: The Dark Web

Postby mrgreen » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:51 pm

Create hidden service in TOR like Silk Road or DarkNet
This article outlines the basic steps necessary to set up TOR and get on the DarkNet. It also provides links to more info. Read the instructions carefully and make sure you do it right. Mistakes can be costly.
How many of you have heard of a hidden service in TOR like the Silk Road? It’s really not some mystical location on the dark side of the Internet, or darknet. While it does sound a bit fantastic, a hidden service in TOR is just a server that is connected to TOR network and is only accessible by a uniquely generated domain name (.onion). The idea is that there aren’t supposed to be any IP’s associated with the server once it’s set up on TOR – making it untraceable. Of course there are ways of exploiting a vulnerability that will reveal that address, but I won’t go into that.

LINK: http://www.blackmoreops.com/2015/08/19/create-hidden-service-in-tor-like-silk-road-or-darknet/
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Re: The Dark Web

Postby recluse » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:08 am

How do you access the deep web?
Two easy steps and you're there! :pac:
TOR Browser Bundle is a browser configured to use the TOR relay network, which anonymizes your connection through a distributed set of relays to prevent someone from learning your physical location and allows you to use sites which are blocked. People use it to prevent websites from tracking their IP, or people in China use it get around the Great Firewall, for example.

LINK: https://www.quora.com/How-do-you-access-the-deep-web
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Re: The Dark Web

Postby pcslim » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:38 am

Is the Dark Web No Longer Safe For Criminals?
The answer is and has always been yes and no. It depends on how careful the criminal is and it depends on how tricky and persistent law enforcement is. For instance, there is nothing stopping law enforcement from setting up honey pots which contain booby traps of various kinds. Similarly careful criminals can make sure their Tor browser is up to date, they can use strong encryption, and they can cross check sites on the Dark Web. Some of the information presented in this video is flat out wrong or misleading, but in general it's not completely inaccurate, just much less accurate than would be the case if the hosts were both intelligent and fully prepared.
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