The dark side of the internet

The dark side of the internet
In the 'deep web', Freenet software allows users complete anonymity as they share viruses, criminal contacts and child pornography


Darknets, Freenet, or whatever it is called this round is a neat tool. It is not very user-friendly, though. Heck, encryption software for e-mail is not friendly enough for the general public as far as I can tell.

Tools like this don't always have nefarious ends behind them. If your ISP blocks all USENET traffic like Time Warner Cable unabashedly does, this is the only way you'll be able to reach the news feeds. Google Groups is a nightmare that is not well-maintained and no substitute for reading news in a reader like Alpine or even Thunderbird.
Stephen Michael Kellat, MSLS

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