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‘The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld’
Ever been in the dark and afraid to switch on the light because of what you might see? We live in a world of the internet where all most of us ever see is the light and enlightenment; but there’s a dark side to the internet – a very dark side indeed. And it’s growing. And growing. What should we do? And what can we do?
“The Dark Net. It sounds quite terrifying – and, having written a book on the subject, I can tell you that it often is. It’s shorthand to describe the hidden and encrypted part of the internet beyond the reach of normal browsers, accessible using an anonymous browser called Tor. It's protected by a clever traffic encryption system which makes it very difficult to locate the servers which host sites – called Tor Hidden Services – and the IP addresses of the people the visit them.
Even through Tor was originally a US government research project created to help protect the anonymity of its agents, it soon became an open-source tool for dissidents and journalists. Crooks and criminals were also early adopters.”
As we begin our ‘If I see further….’ series of talks, discussions and debates, Jamie Bartlett, author of the recent book on the dark net ‘The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld’ examines and gives evidence of the most recent human technology depravity that is The Dark Net.
BOOK HERE to see further, to stretch your thinking, to extend your network and to ask very difficult questions – perhaps of yourselves – in the anonymity and safe-to-consider-very-difficult-questions environment that is the Real Time Club dinner on Monday 20th October 2014.
Our speaker: Jamie Bartlett
'In his author’s note, Bartlett admits “readers may question the wisdom of writing about this subject at all, and express concern at the information”. But he shines an invaluable light on a world that remains determinedly opaque.’
Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tank Demos, where he specialises in online social movements and the impact of technology on society.
His recent book ‘The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld’ was published in August 2014.
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Real Time Club
Born as an IT dinner club 50 years ago this year, the Real Time Club is one of London’s foremost networking institutions. The Club’s networking events bring together people from diverse professional backgrounds with common interest in technology and society. The Club’s membership includes entrepreneurs and professionals form the tech industry, public sector, academia and finance.
Every year the Real Time Club runs a series of dinners with distinguished speakers on current issues of the information age. The Club’s dinners encourage robust and well-informed debate, while enabling interesting people to meet one another. There are around six dinners a year, most of which take place at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1.
Real Time Club dinners are open to non-members. Everyone is welcome to attend.