Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Wolf Blitzer, on CNN's "Situation Room", explains the Deep Web and Dark Web, in interview with GOP Senator discussing terror threats

Today, Wolf Blitzer, on CNN’s “The Situation Room”, interviewed Senator James Risch (R-ID), from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about the new alarm over ISIS on the Internet, along with discussions over Kerry’s meeting with Russia in Sochi and Saudi Arabia’s behavior. 
But the most important part of the interview concerned distinguishing the “Deep Web” (often associated with the Silk Road and Bitcoin, as in a new indie film I discussed on the Movies blog yesterday) and the “Dark Web”, which is the unseen part of an iceberg, mostly “dangerous” sites not indexed by Google, Yahoo! and Bing, with deep encryption and identities hidden by products like Tor (“The Onion Router”), and a premium on P2P interaction.  Many of the “how to” websites related to terrorism are hosted overseas and found “here”.  Foreign elements tweet or contact possible “followers” in the West and provide them with locations of these sites and video, which go viral.
The interview follows the broadcast of Fareed Zakaria’s film on CNN last night, “Blindsided: How ISIS Shook the World”, reviewed on my “cf” blog (“Films on Major Threats to Freedom” in my Profile) Monday night.
Google has its own index of the “Deep Web” here, NPR has a good summary here

The new link fo Wolf Blitzer’s daily show is here. Note the video today about another Cyberwarfare “threat”.

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