Title: The Dark Net
Author: Jamie Bartlett
Publisher: Random House UK
Release Date: 28th August 2014
Source: Publisher ARC
The internet to me is the pure joy of browsing for books on Amazon, trying to snag an ARC on NetGalley, buying clothes I don't need from eBay and being appalled at some of the things people read on the AIBU forum on Mumsnet, who cares what car your next door neighbour has or whether black olives are better than green.
I am not on the internet looking to bring down politicians, placing a bet on when somebody may die or trolling innocent people, destroying their lives.
The Dark Net takes us to the murky underbelly, the depths of the internet where all those users who are looking for something a little more dangerous than the latest Harry Potter, they are looking to create hell, to bypass all normal rules and reason. It makes for shocking reading.
Jamie Bartlett has first hand talked to the people who roam The Dark Net, many hide by pseudonyms, user names to disguise all that they are. The scary thing is some of them are in their day to day lives respectable members of society, they could be your teacher, your lawyer, you just don't know,
This was a fascinating read that really opened my eyes to what lurks beneath the big boys of the net.
Thanks to Random House for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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