Definitions

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  • n. a closed private network of computers used for file sharing.

Etymologies

dark +‎ net (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What they call the darknet is the entire "collection of networks and technologies used to share digital content."

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The idea of the darknet is based upon three assumptions:

    DarkNets: not tomorrow, but here and now

  • The darknet is not a separate physical network but an application and protocol layer riding on existing networks.

    DarkNets: not tomorrow, but here and now

  • Now, for better and for worse, Freenet is one of several key technologies that are building the "darknet" -- a vast swath of the Internet that lies beyond the reach of law enforcement.

    On The Darknet

  • Now Freenet is one of several technologies that are building the "darknet" -- a swath of the Internet that lies beyond the reach of law enforcement.

    On the Darknet

  • The university uses so-called darknet sensors that were set up about six years ago in order to keep track of malicious activity.

    ACT - Protecting Small Business Innovation

  • The darknet is the distribution network that emerges from the injection of objects according to assumption 1 and the distribution of those objects according to assumptions 2 and 3.

    p2pnet news

  • Wikipedia: A darknet is a private virtual network where users connect only to people they trust.

    GNUCITIZEN Comments

  • In the last section of the paper they consider the challenges of doing business in the very near future: "... in many markets, the darknet will be a competitor to legal commerce.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • One concept that I loved in Freedom was that everyone in the "darknet" had a sort of personality score.

    Blue Skunk Blog

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