most voting systems in the united states have been digitized though despite years and years of sounding infosec alarms they remain so hackable that we keep finding weird music files in their source code
we have turned the internet into one of the largest repositories of human knowledge and expression in history but we have also paywalled the shit out of it. people have been killed attempting to liberate this data while other artifacts have been barred from distribution entirely because our legal systems can't decide who should profit from the works of the dead
point of order: wtf is the darkweb besides a buzzword?
@garbados tor-based piracy/porn/illicit goods markets basically I think?
@theoutrider like, tor specifically? when i see it in marketing i just have no idea what mediums they mean
@garbados fairly sure it's all but synonymous with tor in most mainstream reporting
either that or IRC
@theoutrider irc is the darkweb lmao
@garbados Any place on the internet that search engines don't index. So TOR, but also unlisted Facebook groups, certain types of forums, JSTOR, university databases....
@Canageek yeah alright, that fits my reflexive understanding of the term
Another term for "clearnet" is the WWW, because that's really what most people connect to: HTTP over TCP port 80 (serving HTML); HTTPS is served over port 443.
In contrast, onion sites are served with TOR over TCP ports 443, 9001, 9030 (also as HTML).
Even a hidden service is accessed using HTTP (is this what you mean with "TOR over TCP")?
My understanding of Tor is that it just tunnels a connection byte stream making sure only the exit node can decrypt a whole thing, without disclosing other details like TCP connection metadata.
If used within a browser, the byte stream contains a HTTP request.
Anything not routed through cloudflare or linked off facebook. :p
@garbados it can mean just typically inaccessible or private servers but colloquially it refers to TOR or the onion network which allows access to some less than legal content (at various levels of gray morality)
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