30 December 2018
Dark Web History: Where Did It Come From? - TechNadu
Wondering about Dark Web history? Where did this aspect of the internet come from? The truth is that the story stretches back farther than you think.
What a great fact filled article. I love this photo of an early NIC.
It turns out that the first ever online sale happened in the early 70s and was in fact cannabis. Students at Stanford sold weed to students at MIT, using ARPANET. Remember that at this point most people didnít have personal computers, much less home internet access.
"The 1990s are without a doubt the time when the World Wide Web went mainstream. "
Given nobody had the net before 96 and there was no web before 93 then I'd say that's fair.
"Thanks to like the likes of Napster, people could perform illegal peer-to-peer exchanges of ripped and compressed music. This caused a complete meltdown among musicians and music executives. Lars Ulrich famously sued Napster which was really symbolic of the battle between old and new school. Today the music industry has adapted and streaming subscriptions are the norm. "
And Pirate Bay has been shut down. Oh wait it til works.
Today the music industry had no music anybody thinks is worth paying for.
"The Dark Web proper really got its start in March of 2000 with the release of Freenet. The service still exists today and provides a censorship-resistant way to use the web."
Never heard of it.
"The most important Dark Web development of all time happened in 2002, with the release of TOR or The Onion Router. It was created by non-other than the US government, as a way to help their own operatives remain untraceable."
So the CIA invented it and now it's a problem.
Gosh, you don't see much of that in the world today. What a surprise.