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Originally posted by stealthsurfer
reply to post by JBA2848
Sorry for overlooking it the first time.
Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
People get confused with this. They hear darknet and think it's some secret hidden internet. It's not. What the "darknet" is are people using methods to obfuscate and bypass security. TOR (onion routing) is toted as a quick way to be anonymous online but in reality, it isn't perfect and you can still be tracked.
Something as simple as using 'pirate DNS' severs instead of the standard ones gets you on "the darknet" Pirate not relating to infringement or that scene, Pirate as in Pirate radio, running off the grid.
the terabytes of data they talk about isn't some secret file crypt, it's merely an estimation of the amount of data being shared under the radar, using alternate DNS, or rouge ones, using security basically.
The darknet merely refers to stuff you can get to as the average user searching on google, as the sites aren't listed, only on their darkDNS servers, so you'd get a 404 error when attempting to access the site unless you change your dns to resolve to one provided by one of these groups.
It's a neat idea and hearkens back to the days of dialing into a BBS on a 2400 baud modem. If you know the right web forums, and how to ask, you can easily get access to this stuff.
In a surprising move, considering its past actions, or rather inactions, Google has gotten involved with a lawsuit concerning BitTorrent search engines. isoHunt has been entangled in a lawsuit brought against it by the movie industry for half a decade now. But Google has only now offered its official opinion on the matter.
Unfortunately for isoHunt, Google is not coming to the rescue, quite from it, but it does try to get some rulings changed to help its own case against Viacom.
IsoHunt, at one time one of the biggest BitTorrent search engines out there, was taken to court by a number of Hollywood movie studios for copyright infringement and 'inducing' copyright infringement.
The court eventually found isoHunt guilty and ordered it to implement a wide filter in the US, preventing users from searching for certain terms chosen by the studios.