Now that the post-Dragon Con buzz has gone, and it’s time to start looking critically at the net, there was a piece that caught my eye when someone posted it.
It was a link to a slashdot article, which says that Comcast is cracking down on TOR because it’s illegal. As I started to write this, Slashdot has updated it with an additional link, saying ‘Comcast denies it’. Yet the story is one with possible legs, so let’s take a quick look at it, eh?
The main source is a site called ‘DeepDotWeb’, a place I’ve never heard of. So I took a quick look at their ‘about‘ page. Not encouraging. The site claims to be mainly organised by non-native English speakers, and focuses on the darkweb and bitcoin. They cite significant knowledge of Silk Road (the first one) and founded the site as a ‘protest’, rather than a serious news source, saying “Our site was established as a small “revenge” at our local authorities for busting our friend for buying drugs off SR1” – you can just feel the accuracy oozing from them, can’t you.