7 Nov 2015

Jamie Bartlett: the dark net goes mainstream

From Saturday Morning, 9:06 am on 7 November 2015

Jamie Bartlett is the director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos, a leading UK think tank.

He is currently involved in projects on crypto-currencies, surveillance methods and the use of social media by ISIS for propaganda and recruitment.

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He is the author of The Dark Net, a book on legal and illegal internet subcultures, and earlier this year, delivered the TED Talk, How the Mysterious Dark Net is Going Mainstream.

He says the dark net is going mainstream because of our desire for privacy, not necessarily to do illegal things.

Bartlett talks to Kim Hill about the rise of the dark net.