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The Dark Web

Narrated by: Geoff White
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
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From sex trafficking and fraud to government secrets and anonymous hacking groups, this definitive exploration and exposé of the dark web goes where no documentary has gone before. 

The anonymous and lawless online environment of the Dark Web makes headlines on a daily basis. It touches all of our lives, without our knowledge, in many different ways. But where do the myths end and reality begin? 

Tech writer and broadcaster Geoff White (Channel 4 News) wants to find out. He casts an investigatory light on the dark underworld of the internet. We join him on a shocking tour of its secrets, revealing corporate hackers, paedophile rings, fraud on an international scale, conspiracy theories, drug dealers, gun runners, spies and specialist police investigators. 

Driven by undercover recordings, anonymous contributors and expert interviews, this in-depth, journalistically-rigorous current affairs investigation leaves no online stone unturned in its quest for the truth. 

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 10 episodes to your Library now.

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Missed the mark

This is a very light overview of the topics covered. The author seems to lack the technical knowledge and tends towards sensationalism to make up the difference. As a technology professional I found parts of this reporting inaccurate and overall rather dull. I wouldn't recommend. I would recommend you listen to the Darknet Diaries for a more interesting take on similar topics that is focused on real stories with accurate information and no sensationalism.

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Some basic facts wrong

Ep1, very beginning, Tor and Dark Web are conflated. Except the ability to "host" a "website" came long after Tor project, and was not part of the project. Such "websites" really started popup when p2p, or perhaps even as late as bitcoin tech got public adoption.
Tor only allows anonymous browsing not hosting. W/o hosting ability , there's no dark web.
I'm not sure it's the lack of tech knowledge or today's standard MSM practice of sensationalism caused such - bottom line, I would stop at ep1.

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Must read this review before buying

Going in to this I expected a full on tutorial on what I would find, where to find it and how. But, I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that this was more of an "informational" book for people not wanting to go skinny dipping in the shark swarming sea that is the Dark Web.
To make this brief, this book is exactly like your friend studying the Dark Web for 2 years and telling you all about because you don't want to risk exploring it.

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Interesting, intriguing foray into the Dark Web

A very fascinating series about The Dark Web, who's using it, why it's important to know about, and some of its history. Discusses other topics such as cryptocurrencies. Short episodes of about 20 minutes.

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If only I could actually listen to it

Love the content and bought it immediately after listening to sample. Unfortunately, it seems like it's not compatible with the audible app. Cannot listen to it from my phone at all and can’t return it either. $15 for an audible book that you cannot listen to? Would rather buy a brick.

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a very boomer take on the dark web

it makes the dark web out to be this super scary world but then reveals its anti climactic reality but still trys selling it as this scary dangerous place. it was free though so thats good

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Not for me

Not interesting enough to continue. Not worth the money or time. Just a mistake to order.

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  • Rob
  • 2018-05-15

Unable to listen or download.

I'm not sure if it's just me, but I "purchased" this series for free as an Audible member. It shows up in my library on web, but I cannot view episodes, play or download. It does not show up in my Android app at all after logout/login, killing the app & restarting, etc.

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  • Guy
  • 2018-09-20

Mind opening

Amazing and professional reporting. I found it could of done with out the last chapter.

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definitely worth a listen

really liked this entire series as it opened to my eyes to the dark web and those that may choose to use it.

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  • Katherine S.
  • 2019-07-06

litlover

I have to say this wasn't 1st on my list to read, but I finally came back to it as I had a great curiosity re: the dark web. As another reviewer stated, I dont know why I waited so long to read this because its pretty mind blowing! I'm starting chapter 3 right now and its 1:45 am....I orginally started this thinking I would put in my earbuds and go to sleep before midnight.....
well, as it turned out...the author goes into great factual detail. So, my mind got too excited!! Sometimes you come across a non-fiction book that really grabs your attention, and 'The Dark Web' definitely falls into that category.
I turned the light back on, got out my sketchbook, and proceeded to learn a LOT about this subject. I AM going to make myself turn it off after the next chapter, but I can't resist to listen to one more!!
One last comment ~I've always been curious about this subject but would never Google it for fear of the unknown possibilities: viruses, laptop death, phone blowing up, being 'sucked in to the dark side'... ;)
After learning even the small amount from the 1st few chapters.....wow..there are normal people that have gone on there and have done so multiple times, even making purchases and have done no harm to anyone or anything. Case closed. I don't want to spoil anything in the book...I just was amazed about the different things that happened to be out there. (obviously, there are very DARK things out there). I hope you enjoy learning about this subject as much as I am!

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  • Elsa Colorado-Felizzari
  • 2019-05-14

Informative

It is presented as a "podcast " or audio/radio show covering different topics about the Dark Web. I was totally unaware this existed so it's been quite fascinating to listen to this work.

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  • Steven
  • 2019-09-07

dark web

Great info, enjoyed most, was very hard to get through the episode about child porn!

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  • APS
  • 2018-11-05

BEST BEGINER GUIDE

I was always curious about the term dark web. This audio book is surely one of the best method to get to know about the origin and all the myths and facts about dark web.
It's free so must read for an enthusiast

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  • J. Stone
  • 2019-10-15

Great content!!

An excellent introduction to what the Dark Web is, how it came into existence, its uses, and its dangers. Frightening when you stop and think about its horrific potential !!!

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  • DonnaMarie113
  • 2019-07-22

Scarier than I thought

Nothing is private or confidential.
Bad things are done on a large scale, too powerful to stop.

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  • OUSOB
  • 2019-01-05

Far better than anticipated

I was already somewhat familiar with the dark web but this well balanced and informative read really showed me how little I knew.

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  • Kerya Petutsky
  • 2019-07-05

Eye opening

I, like other people I know, know about the dark web and that there are really disturbing thing that go on there. This helped me understand some of the behind the scenes that goes on in the dark web. It was very interesting to hear different opinions and stories about the dark web and it was very easy to follow along and get lost in the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-06-09

Naive

Subjects interviewed are not experts that use the dark web, they're researchers trying to study it.

Ignore this publication, a 10 minute YouTube video has the same content in a shorter period of time. This is slow and boring with little to no primary sources of people who actually use the Dark Web.

It consists mostly of how the UK government wants to revoke privacy rights and paints privacy as evil while also sounding like ignorant parents unable to understand technology.

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  • digitalPimple
  • 2020-05-11

Garbage. Just garbage

This is a series of things tossed together to get your money. Nothing here is compelling or interesting. You can spend an hour on google and get better info. Avoid.

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