Random Darknet Shopper: Internet art randomly spends $100/wk of Bitcoin in darknet


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Previously, on BoingBoing…


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Didn’t darknet mean everything not indexed by the search engines, i.e. internal corporate networks, control pages for admins and such (along with a small fraction of the illicit stuff)? Since the media have gotten a hold of the word it seems to have turned into more sensational “theres a parallel hidden internet that just as big as the one you access and its only for bomb building instructions, mail order narcotics and child porn”.


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It’s gonna get interesting when the algorithm chooses child pornography.


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In the 90s t used to mean the blocks of IP addresses allocated, often to the military or other early adopters, but never put into use. I think these were used with forged routing info sent to a hacked high level router for bad guys to be online but not easily tracked down by ordinary users.


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I wonder what the legal consequences are, both in legal theory and what a prosecutor could get in a real courtroom. (edit)Obviously most of the time a prosecutor will get the conviction if it goes to court in the US unless the defendant were wealthy and could afford a team of lawyers as good as or better than the prosecution always has access to.


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Isn’t that just the normal internet?


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I now assume darknet to refer to websites only accessible through Tor.


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and to arrange the games of D&D in the steam tunnels!!


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Except, of course, to my knowledge, Amazon does not sell Ecstasy.


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