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BBC News now on the Dark Web

Post by The End » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:54 am

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50150981

I find it interesting they've gone that route given that British politicians and the police have denounced the Dark Web as a place for criminals to hide.
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Re: BBC News now on the Dark Web

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:07 am

The End wrote:https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50150981
I find it interesting they've gone that route given that British politicians and the police have denounced the Dark Web as a place for criminals to hide.

It's shit. A publicity stunt. Read the Beeb's "coverage" of the Julian Assange hearing. The guy is clearly being railroaded into US hands by the UK prosecutor AND the judge, probably illegally, and probably for torture and abuse. Apparently because Trump wants to "make an example of him". People are throwing fits over it worldwide but this is the only BBC coverage:
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50132599

They don't need an anti-censorship outlet. They are already censored.

And remember: TOR is used by the US and UK governments, to communicate with spies in the field and pass classified documents around. Probably a number of other governments too. It was invented by the US Navy, not by "hackers". So, yeah, "all kinds of criminals".

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Post by Strelnikov » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:44 am

ericbarbour wrote:
The End wrote:https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50150981
I find it interesting they've gone that route given that British politicians and the police have denounced the Dark Web as a place for criminals to hide.

It's shit. A publicity stunt. Read the Beeb's "coverage" of the Julian Assange hearing. The guy is clearly being railroaded into US hands by the UK prosecutor AND the judge, probably illegally, and probably for torture and abuse. Apparently because Trump wants to "make an example of him". People are throwing fits over it worldwide but this is the only BBC coverage:
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50132599

They don't need an anti-censorship outlet. They are already censored.

And remember: TOR is used by the US and UK governments, to communicate with spies in the field and pass classified documents around. Probably a number of other governments too. It was invented by the US Navy, not by "hackers". So, yeah, "all kinds of criminals".


Reddit's biggest "city client" is Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, and that base has one of the big social media astroturfing run by the US government. We know that there is more 'bot traffic online than human. The whole thing has become as massive billboard of itself, a simulacrum of a simulacrum.
Still "Globally Banned" on Wikipedia for the high crime of journalism.

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Re: BBC News now on the Dark Web

Post by ericbarbour » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:39 am

Strelnikov wrote:Reddit's biggest "city client" is Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, and that base has one of the big social media astroturfing run by the US government.

And it's not even all that popular in the US anymore.
Top ten cities – pageviews per capita
1. Austin
2. Calgary
3. Edmonton
4. Toronto
5. Vancouver
6. Sydney
7. Melbourne
8. San Diego
9. Brisbane
10. Portland

All of them nerd/hipster meccas but only three American cities. Something weird here.

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Re: BBC News now on the Dark Web

Post by Strelnikov » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:15 am

ericbarbour wrote:
Strelnikov wrote:Reddit's biggest "city client" is Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, and that base has one of the big social media astroturfing run by the US government.

And it's not even all that popular in the US anymore.
Top ten cities – pageviews per capita
1. Austin
2. Calgary
3. Edmonton
4. Toronto
5. Vancouver
6. Sydney
7. Melbourne
8. San Diego
9. Brisbane
10. Portland



All of them nerd/hipster meccas but only three American cities. Something weird here.


It's an abuse factory if you are an American travelling in certain circles. Also each of those towns have subreddits of their own, so you can keep track of things going on, plus r/Canada and r/Australia exist.

Reddit is hamstrung by its shitty design in "old" and "new" flavors, the Administration's support of the largest and most dangerous subreddit in spite of their ability to quickly become a harassment army (because u/spez is a fan of Donald Trump, so the totally irregular The_Donald stays), we know there has been a lot of harassment, doxxing, forced takeovers of smaller subreddits by that psycho u/jcm267 and lots more drama and stupidity in circles we don't know about. Because Reddit is blissfully modular, the shitstorm "default" subreddits can be taken off your "home feed" and you can stick in whatever you want (if they have it)....that's what I think a lot of these Ozzies and Canucks are doing, curating their own little Reddit experiences and avoiding the insanity if they want to. Reddit is older now than Wikipedia was when the Essjay scandal hit and people started leaving. Because it's a super messagboard and not an encyclopedia, the culture is slightly different and it skews younger, but all the same, it might be suffering from the American exhaustion with social media. We have had about twenty-three years of this Internet jazz and fifteen of that was some sort of social media and it's becoming too much for a lot of people. Given a choice between constantly doing emotional work of sorts in front of a large public or living like Stanley Kubrick (private life with an intense family bond while working on things that may take a while to bring to the world), they would choose the life of the expatriate New Yorker then deal with the nonstop production of Marat/Sade that the Internet has become.
Still "Globally Banned" on Wikipedia for the high crime of journalism.

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