September 26 Wednesday

Diving Into the Dark Web

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Baker Hall Room 122
  • Open To The Public
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The Dark Web has a scary reputation.  This workshop will show you how to navigate its waters safely.  We'll dive into Tor, learning all about its censorship-resistant design and how it protects a person's anonymity.  Our discussion will include examples from recent academic research into the Dark Web, and we'll talk about both its seedy and angelic nature.  We'll discover that even social media giants rely upon Tor and actively support the network.  Our journey will include "hidden services" for chat and filesharing, powered by FreedomBox private servers, and we will announce exciting developments for Tor at Yale Law School.  We'll set up our own .onion sites, to send "secrets" to others in the audience.  Last, we'll be introduced to other "dark" or "deep" networks, such as I2P, Freenet, and GNUnet. Please bring your laptops and mobile devices.

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