Meet Darknet, the hidden, anonymous underbelly of the searchable Web

Brad Chacos, Aug 16, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Interesting article describing the Darknets, the hidden maze of content and services inaccessible to the average browser. The sercices are basically organized as a peer-to-peer network; there is no hierarchy, no overall structure, that woild render it vulnerable to attack. "Each node knows only the identity of the nodes it directly connects to—not every connection between your PC and the Web server—and each “hop” between nodes gets its own set of encryption keys." Why is this important? Because it tells us what structures we will build, once we get past the 'Google (and government) must see all' phase of the intrtnet, and past the 'LMS must see all' phase of online learning.

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