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Monday, January 11, 2016

"Dark Web" News Service

ProPublica Launches the Dark Web's First Major News Site

Andy Greenberg | January 7, 2016

[Blogger's note: Much misinformation has appeared about the Dark Web, including hoaxes and spoofs. As with all Internet information, don't rely on just one source. Make sure you can find other links backing up a story that appears out-of-place. And don't just rely on sites which simply copy a news article in full from another web site: that isn't corroboration. Typically I try to give at least three sources for any article, no matter how ordinary the story may seem. You'll note that very often writers disagree about a product, and the comments range from praise to severe criticism. The third link below in this group today is especially interesting.]
The so-called Dark Web, for all its notoriety as a haven for criminals and drug dealers, is slowly starting to look more and more like a more privacy-preserving mirror of the web as a whole. Now it’s gained one more upstanding member: the non-profit news organization ProPublica.
On Wednesday, ProPublica became the first known major media outlet to launch a version of its site that runs as a “hidden service” on the Tor network, the anonymity system that powers the thousands of untraceable websites that are sometimes known as the darknet or dark web.


<more at; related links: (ProPublica: Inside the Firewall. January 11, 2015) and (Chattanooga just discovered the dark web, and it is freaking out. Inside the nightmare hellworld of the deep and dark web. November 12, 2015); further: (ProPublica is the first big news site optimized for the dark web. News organization launches as a Tor hidden service to offer extra privacy protection for those who need it. January 8, 2016) and (The ProPublica Nerd Blog)>


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