at October 03,2015
Good video! It's pretty interesting how TOR works, and it is important to note that there can be legitimate uses for it. Balancing privacy and then need for anonymity with the need for accountability for a user’s actions is always going to be a struggle.
at October 06,2015
The TOR network is an amazing tool and provides a great voice for freedom of speech around the world - especially for those countries suppressing such freedom's such as North Korea and Iran. It is unfortunate, to see all the dark activity happening. You have to wonder with the FBI raid on the silk road websites how long TOR will remain a viable source for dark products, but the video made it sound as if other sites are already coming back, just with different server configurations and URL's.
at October 14,2015
I agree with what a lot of people are saying about the darknet being a tool for free speech in oppressed countries. The private networks certainly have two sides to them. I actually find it refreshing. Facilitating a violent crime is bad and drugs are debatable, but overall we see that this is a tool and much has to do with how it is used.
at October 24,2015
As with any good technological software, some people will abuse and use it for malicious purposes. It is important to remember that TOR is used for many good purposes and an excellent tool to increase your privacy. I used to use TOR for a few years, and I know many people who use it everyday to increase their privacy. Even though TOR is often associated with illegal activities it has many legal uses as well.
at November 06,2015
This video shows us how a darknet website (1776) works. The UI of 1776 looks quite simple, but that’s enough for the trade. Although we have the impression that the darknet is filled with illegal trading and content, there are something legal in it. Some people use it just for protecting their privacy. Speaking freely isn’t allowed in some countries and areas, where the Tor or darknet is necessary. However, this freedom would make people do what they want, and they wouldn’t be afraid the police and the law any more in the darknet. That’s the dilemma.