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The dark side of the internet

The dark side of the internet
Fourteen years ago, a pasty Irish teenager with a flair for inventions arrived at Edinburgh University to study artificial intelligence and computer science. For his thesis project, Ian Clarke created "a Distributed, Decentralised Information Storage and Retrieval System", or, as a less precise person might put it, a revolutionary new way for people to use the internet without detection. By downloading Clarke's software, which he intended to distribute for free, anyone could chat online, or read or set up a website, or share files, with almost complete anonymity. "It seemed so obvious that that was what the net was supposed to be about – freedom to communicate," Clarke says now. "But [back then] in the late 90s that simply wasn't the case. The internet could be monitored more quickly, more comprehensively, more cheaply than more old-fashioned communications systems like the mail." His tutors were not bowled over. Unfathomable and mysterious But sheer scale is not the only problem. Related:  hooks247

World-brand-building mistakes France’s entrepreneurs make On Tuesday I joined up with the Traveling Geeks (a band of journalists/bloggers/influentials who visit startups around the world, picture of them above in a Paris subway station) in Paris and we saw a ton of startups. Some of them, like Stribe, were very good. But overall they just didn’t measure up. In fact, they even got me to be rude to them, which caught everyone off guard. I’ve been thinking about why they got me so angry ever since, and that’s what this post is about. First, if you meet with journalists, influentials, and bloggers who are coming from outside your country I assume you want to build a world brand. So, since you were meeting with us and since we’ve spent precious resources getting there and had sizeable opportunity costs, I figure entrepreneurs should be better prepared. 1. Four CEOs told me their companies weren’t on Twitter and that they didn’t have enough time to join Twitter. 2. 2b. 3. 4. 4b. 5. 6. 7. 8.

The dark side of the web | Analysis | Features Posted on 9 Mar 2010 at 15:47 Google sees only a fraction of the content that appears on the internet. Stuart Andrews finds out what's lurking in the deep web When Google indexes so many billions of web pages that it doesn’t even bother listing the number any more, it’s hard to imagine that much lies beyond its far-reaching tentacles. Beneath, however, lies an online world that few know exists. At the same time, the underground web is the best hope for those who want to escape the bonds of totalitarian state censorship, and share their ideas or experiences with the outside world. Interested? Deep webs, the dark web and darknets The first thing to grasp is that, while the elements that make up this other web have aspects in common, we’re not talking about a single, unified entity. The deep web isn’t half as strange or sinister as it sounds. Make no mistake, the deep web is huge. Treasures of the deep

29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid Real Work You don’t always have to work hard to be productive. Productivity can simply be the side effect of doing the right things. So here’s a list of 29 semi-productive things I do online when my mind is set on avoiding ‘real work.’ Check delicious popular tags like ‘useful,’ ‘tutorials,’ ‘tips,’ ‘howto,’ ‘advice,’ ‘entrepreneurship,’ etc. for interesting, educational articles to read.Watch one of the thousands of educational videos streaming at, Academic Earth and Teacher Tube.Read an online book list and find a new book to grab next time I’m at the library. Here’s another list. Oh, and ever since I bought my new (super sexy) Apple iPad , I’ve been enjoying all of these sites on the go and catching looks from almost everyone who passes me while I browse. So what kind of semi-productive things do you do online in your off-time? Photo by: Colorblind Picaso Party Casino Related 30 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less April 19, 2012 In "Happiness" We're all way too busy.

Smokers’ Corner: In through the outrage Everyone knows how all kinds of Free Masons have been the most prominent reasons behind the many political, economic and social problems that are plaguing Pakistan. I just don’t understand why is there even a debate about this fact? I humbly suggest that anyone attempting to debate this irrefutable fact should be taken to task at once. Because no real Pakistani can doubt it. As we already know that only Muslims are human beings. The facts and figures of what I have just reiterated are there for all to see. Anyone wondering why a Peruvian sofa makers’ union would be holding a political survey on Pakistan is, of course, a cannibal. There is nothing so secretive or hidden anymore about the fact that Pakistan is being destabilised by forces that have always been its sworn enemies. It is these CD shops and cinemas that will eventually compromise our nuclear assets. Anyone ridiculing this is obviously a non-Muslim and should be converted. I implore the government to speak the truth.

ENQUETE BLOGS / BLOGOSPHERE FRANCOPHONE 2009 | GEEK et HIGH-TECH Vous les attendiez avec impatience, voici enfin les résultats de la troisième édition de la désormais traditionnelle Enquête Blogosphérique organisée chaque année par NWE! Avant d’entrer dans le vif du sujet je souhaite bien entendu commencer par remercier tous ceux et celles qui ont participé à cette troisième édition ainsi que ceux et celles qui ont relayé l’information à travers leur(s) Blog(s), Twitter, Facebook, etc… Cette années je m’étais fixé pour objectif d’atteindre le fameux seuil des 1.000 sondés, seuil minimum pour l’obtention de résultats « fiables et représentatifs ». En effet, pas moins 1.017 Blogueurs (854) et Blogueuses (163) ont pris le temps de répondre aux 21 questions de cette Enquête contre 342 en 2008 et 204 en 207, voici les résultats: 1 : Y’a t-il plus de femmes ou d’hommes au sein de la Blogosphère francophone ? De 17% en 2007, le pourcentage de Blogueuses est passé à 16.67% en 2008 puis 16% cette année. 2 : Quel âge ont les Blogueurs francophones ? En résumé:

How To Access THE HIDDEN WIKI (Deep web, secret Internet) (Some of this was copied from, I'm just bringing it to TBN) For those who don't know, the deep web represents a gargantuan part of the internet which is not accessible through regular searches via google or other search engines. Searching on the Internet today can be compared to dragging a net across the surface of the ocean. Here are some facts on The Deep Web: · Public information on the deep Web is currently 400 to 550 times larger than the commonly defined World Wide Web. · The deep Web contains 7,500 terabytes of information compared to 19 terabytes of information in the surface Web. · The deep Web contains nearly 550 billion individual documents compared to the 1 billion of the surface Web. · More than 200,000 deep Web sites presently exist. · Sixty of the largest deep-Web sites collectively contain about 750 terabytes of information — sufficient by themselves to exceed the size of the surface Web forty times. They got folks who literally can go toe to toe with Anon on there.

Best Trading Books | 5 Books That Will Transform Your Trading Email I often get asked which books I would recommend for trading. If I had to make a list, I would not have to think hard as to which ones would be at the top of my list. The books listed below are what I consider to be some of the books that really helped me in my trading and it will help you as well. They are not listed in order of importance, they are all important in their own way. Some are suitable for beginner traders and some for advanced or experienced traders.1. This is the book that inspired me to take trading very seriously. John Carter lucidly explains the psychological and tactical challenges that face a trader. It is not necessary for traders to employ every strategy documented in this book. What I really love about this book is Carter’s passion for trading. This book is not for the beginner. There is also a chapter on trading platforms. 2. These two books are a gem whether you are a beginner or an advanced trader. 3. 4. 5. Conclusion

2007–2012 global financial crisis The TED spread (in red) increased significantly during the financial crisis, reflecting an increase in perceived credit risk. The financial crisis of 2007–2008, also known as the Global Financial Crisis and 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.[1] It resulted in the threat of total collapse of large financial institutions, the bailout of banks by national governments, and downturns in stock markets around the world. In many areas, the housing market also suffered, resulting in evictions, foreclosures and prolonged unemployment. In the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis palliative fiscal and monetary policies were adopted to lessen the shock to the economy.[19] In July 2010, the Dodd–Frank regulatory reforms were enacted in the U.S. to lessen the chance of a recurrence.[20] Background[edit] Share in GDP of U.S. financial sector since 1860[27] The U.S. Subprime lending[edit]

The cool and not-so-cool of LeWeb This week I traveled to Paris with a consortium of fellow bloggers, the Traveling Geeks. We’ve been meeting with tech companies and French entrepreneurs all week. The tour ended with attendance at LeWeb, a two day tech conference produced by tech entrepreneur and Seesmic founder, Loic Le Meur. Cool – Accordions, Accordions, Accordions – There are plenty of street performers in Paris. Not-so-cool – The first day, the conference wasn’t about real-time web – The theme of LeWeb was heavily advertised as being about real-time web. Cool – On the second day, finally the real-time web – If you were interested in the real-time web you could have completely skipped the first day of LeWeb and just come on the second day. Cool/Not-so-cool – Moderators not agreeing with the topic – Andrew Keen, Author of Cult of the Amateur, led the panel entitled “Content vs. Cool – Double-sided name badges – One of the most irritating conference annoyances is name badge flip. Cool?

What is Dark Internet, How to Access Onion Domains and Configure Hosting for the Dark Web | Roger Davies What if I said there was Internet beyond what you can normally ’see’? Like dark matter, or the memory of a half-remembered dream, it lies just outside of perception, hidden beneath the sea of information. It is estimated that the Dark Web is several orders of magnitude larger than the surface of the Web. Just what is it? And how can you access it? Tor .onion domains There are many different techniques in use, but Tor’s onion router network is probably the easiest one to get started with. With Tor installed, you can access .onion domains such as the Hidden Wiki (which tells you a little about this realm), setup hosting with freedom hosting, create a blog at blog.masked or visit the Tor directory to see what other services are available. Hosting Pages on the Tor Network There are no laws here and you are free to publish anything and everything and nobody will even be able to identify you, much less stop you. I2P2 Network and .i2p Domains See the great tutorial below for how to set this up:

Write & Get Paid Get Paid $100 Do you want to earn money online? Listverse was built on the efforts of readers just like you. Readers who didn’t have any experience as writers but decided to put a list together and send it in. So here is the deal: We will pay you $100 for your efforts. It works like this: You write your list (10 items per list minimum), you send it in, we reply and say “Great—we’ll publish it” and send you $100 by PayPal (don’t have an account? Either way you win—your list will be read by us and reviewed, and if it’s amazing it will appear on the front page of Listverse to be read by millions of people a month! We can not accept lists from writers who do not have a PayPal account; this is non-negotiable. The Rules The rules are really pretty simple. Oh—and there’s one more thing: If you have a blog, a Twitter account, or a book you want to promote, mention it in the submissions form and we will stick it at the bottom of your list. Pictures and Video Ready to start?

Amazon, Apple tighten security following devastating Mat Honan attack Mat Honan, a senior writer for Wired had his digital life turned upside-down on Friday after a cybercriminal gained access to his Amazon, Apple ID and Google accounts in a bid to target his three-letter long @mat Twitter account. The chain-reaction of events resulted in all three of his Apple devices being wiped as well as his Google account being terminated. Honan reached out to his attacker, who calls himself “Phobia,” offering the person immunity from prosecution in return for revealing how he did it. What unraveled is a lesson for everybody and exposes fundamental flaws in the security management at both Amazon and Apple. Phobia used social engineering to reach his milestone; nothing was “hacked” using brute force. At this point he guessed the same email was used for Twitter, and went ahead and tried Google’s account recovery page. Phobia then did a whois search on Honan's personal domain, which revealed his full postal address.