jnegronat April 26,2016 Agree with @pdonyina . The US is working hard trying to stop the illegal sale and use of this guns but is hard when you have people using other means to sell/buy the guns.
dgroveat June 09,2016 Being a little familiar with he Dark Web, Deep Web, Darknet, "insert other names", this video did not surprise me. Even though I think it leaned a little to much of the side of the illegal uses of the Tor network, I did appreciate how it also highlighted how the Tor network is used to protect freedom of speech in heavily censored nation states. I did like the comparison of the hammer as being a tool used for good and a tool that can be used for nefarious where its uses depends on the hands of the person it resides.
jdg8at June 11,2016 This is a very interesting take on the use of the Deep Web and tools like Tor. Growing up in America and just understanding common human civil rights, privacy hits people at their core and should not be violated by anyone. Germany's position on citizen privacy has helped fuel the creation of this black market where people can exercise their natural desire to privacy. However, it has also created opportunities for others to perform illegal acts via the Deep Web and others.
American laws (Ex. 4th amendment) protect citizens from violation of privacy, but that in turn complicates investigations against known criminals. Everything is a trade-off. Therefore, governments and citizens must weigh the pros and cons of each approach and decide which way is best moving forward. Also, compromise must be used as the ultimate bargaining chip. How much are both sides willing to sacrifice for a better future?
jpnick99at June 12,2016 The video gave a good basic layout of the deep web, but the part I found more interesting was the fact that it focused on the gun trade. This wouldn't be an issue in the US, as guns are readily available. A documentary like this focused in the US would be about drugs and prostitution, of which the latter is legal in Germany. The underlying question of web anonymity however is a universal question that will continue be defined and redefined.
sbudd4at June 15,2016 Will echo the pervasive hammer analogy. People are the problem not the tools. People should continue to be held accountable for improper use of the tool, and not irradiate the tool because of improper use. Replace "tool" with guns, drugs, TOR or hammers, it's all the same. At the end of the day people are resourceful, no matter the intention. With enough will there is a way. Penetrate the anonymity of TOR and another capability, bigger better and faster will emerge. Is anonymity a guise to breed criminal activity or is criminal activity an unintended byproduct of anonymity? Perhaps one of the same.