4/5 of “Dark Net” Traffic Is to Child Abuse PortalsAdded: Friday, January 16th, 2015
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According to a study of Tor “hidden services” portals, over 80% of the “dark net” online traffic comes from sites that offer child-abuse content. For over 6 months, the researchers have analyzed traffic to websites through Tor’s technology, which is normally used to hide their addresses from search engines.
According to the findings, while sites with pedophile content make up only 2% of the estimated 45,000 hidden services websites on the Internet, they account for 83% of visits without considering automated “botnet” traffic. The research focuses on online portals that used Tor’s technology to hide themselves, not on the online behavior of individual Internet users who use Tor, as they don’t spend 84% of their time visiting child-abuse services.
It turned out that less than 1/6 of hidden services websites have been online for all six months of the study, which shows a short average lifetime for such online services. In the meantime, drug-related websites like Silk Road and Agora made up almost a quarter of the hidden service websites but 5% of overall traffic. As for whistleblower websites like SecureDrop and Globaleaks, they made up 5% of websites but less than 0.1% of website visits.
In response, Tor questioned the accuracy of the findings of the study, pointing out that the results may include visits to pedophilia sites from law enforcement and anti-abuse groups, along with DDoS attacks from hackers. Tor also emphasized that hidden services websites only account for 2% of total traffic with Tor’s anonymizing technology. In other words, you should not confuse websites hiding themselves with individual users who use Tor to surf the Internet anonymously.
One should admit that there are important uses for hidden services – for example, when human rights activists use them to visit Facebook or to blog anonymously. Some also suggest that the habits of people searching for child-abuse content on the Internet may also be a factor.
So, the findings of this recent research bring up new questions for Tor about how it could try to shut down the abusive websites and track their owners. The researchers have pointed out that Tor might be able to block access to such illegal services, but it is unknown whether Tor operators would bother doing this.
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Friday, January 16th, 2015
|Well if you can see all this information why are the sites still up and the pedos still free.... they should be dead!|
|posted by (2015-01-16 14:39:32)|
|agree with #1 they should be dead|
|@1: i agree. they should be publicy humiliated, flogged, castrated, then sent to the sodomites in the hardest prisons to be dealt with, and it should be televised on pay per view. Sounds extreme but those sick perverted F***S deserve it, and with what i said, i still think they're getting off lightly... don't kill them, make their lives hell by forced enduring punishment.|
|The trolls should be hunting that not innocent torrents|
|@1 Agree the same with you. They should make a list of the sick sites send them to ppl who can shut them down and the sickos i.p address to catch n cage em|
|posted by (2015-01-16 16:08:16)|
|the sad reality though folks , is that governments get pirated sites closed down but they seem to let these peado sites still operate...|
if the governments want to do something they should focus purely on these sick beasts , not pirates...
|How are they getting the traffic statistics? Lets take away the nature of the sites for a minute, how can they know this information unless it is them in the first place logging the traffic no doubt from their own sites. Personally I think these so called sites are run and operated by government agencies, for far more nefarious activities than catching people viewing porn. They are profiting from them and then using the info to blackmail and then imprison those who have no value to them. This is all a money game dont fool yourselves for one minute. Not saying anything is right or wrong, but I am saying its all about money,,nothing more and especially not about any morals. Its us common folk that fight for the right things,,,not any governments.|
|posted by (2015-01-16 18:48:10)|
|Well said jumbo71, I totally agree with you.|
King Tubby has the right idea, if they are offending paedophiles looking at images or videos or actually abusing children then they should be made an example of.
I suggest you all watch "The Paedophile next door" it was on British TV, it should really make you think about your views on Paedophiles, and if it doesn't then there is no hope .....
|posted by (2015-01-16 20:15:59)|
|"Not saying anything is right or wrong" You are saying that child porn is neither right nor wrong? Really?|
|posted by (2015-01-17 00:01:49)|
|I worked in the cyber crimes division of the police department for a while, and the problem is the owners of these sites usually own several domain names, and only one is active at any time, with the others ready to activate at a moments notice. As soon as one domain name gets taken down, the next one is enabled.|
Since only members are given any info on what the next domain name or IP address will be (and they all sign up with pre-paid credit cards, so they can't be traced) it's difficult to know what the new domain name or IP address will be.
And since the people who run these sites use false identities, and administer these sites from anonymous servers (or use TOR), FINDING them is almost impossible (unless they screw up somewhere).
|posted by (2015-01-17 04:20:37)|
|In the early days of the internet, not sure about direct child abuse sites but it was proven that there wasn't a single computer connected to the internet that was not linked to hosting this material. Yahoo,aol,compuserv, protegy, tons of other sites The way the law was set up at the time (although not followed) was that the payment processors were to be abolished for dealing with this material but they were not taken down as reports said it would harm too much. Master card, visa, paypal, american express, egold, libertyreserve, and tons of other payment processors charged users to view the material however they are still around as well as the hosting sites above because the government said that if they were to remove all the hosters and processors, it would devastate the entire world so they just took a different approach which was to let the payment processors slide and tons of hosters. This did not mean that the material was not removed, it just meant that they were taken down when they felt the time was right. In the early days of the internet, pretty much all that was on the internet was say nudity of kids (not directly cp, but there was probably alot of it also). Since the sites were not allowed on the www later as thousands were removed, they moved their business to tor. The devs of tor have said that their can not be freedom of expression (true) without giving the good and the bad. So in order to have one, the other exist as well. If they would have left the internet alone in the first place, they would not have the sites on tor in the first place. Eventually when people stop using tor for this, they will move somewhere else. It won't stop completely on tor, however they may move to other places as tor has been compromised for a long time. You can search articles about tor sites being closed for this material as there are many. Also just because there are alot on tor does not mean that there are not on the regular www or other places as well. Its just probably that tor has most of them for the moment as they haven't migrated to better hidden technologies. The push to close them down etc will only make them harder to close in other places in the future, same as p2p sites. Note, I don't use tor, just am aware of the flaws it has and how its been compromised from reading tons of articles that come out on sites such as ars technica, extratorrent, msn, forums, etc. You can search: flaws in tor and it will give lots of examples and also you can search: tor sites closed/etc and it will give alot of details as well. The fight is the same for prohibited material whether its torrents or the above material. All it takes is one person to put it online and it is shared and shared and shared and grows and people will build sites and ppl will take sites down. Same as the dr ug war and we see how that is being won everywhere and how its a great success(sarcasm) .|
|posted by (2015-01-17 05:06:36)|
|The authors of this "study" expect us to believe that child pr0n is 10-20x more popular than illegal drugs??? I don't think so!|
|You totally misunderstood what I was saying, I was stating the WHOLE dark net, and HOW are they tracking. Everyone knows the other is not right, that is an established common agreement, this whole explaining things and getting into this debate was what I was trying to avoid. Most smart people would understand that... I want to know HOW, because the only way that I can see of how to keep track is to have trackers on these sites which would mean having administration rights, and what does that mean. I'm trying to direct the focus on who it is that is providing those sites? I will say most of them are government sting like sites which makes them just as bad as any other, and feeds that sick system..... Now on the other hand I believe in free and unregulated trade by the common person. All these regulations are not to help anyone but to control you and your money and tax you for even having it. So milew666, stop trying to attack a person without really reading what what written read the whole thing and you might have a valid thought|
|posted by (2015-01-17 22:07:52)|
|Torrent sights will be taken down before child porn sites. The reason? the MPAA does not get millions of dollars to lobby for the protection of children, they get paid to protect "copyrights" for big corporations who have already stolen too much money. The closest thing to a protector the child sex slaves has is Anonymous they are the only people I have read about that have gone to those sights hacked them and sent information about the users out into the light of day. The FBI could not find a pedophile prostitution ring if it was on the first floor of the Federal Building where they work. There is no money in protecting kids. But catch a drug dealer and they get to steal his house before he is convicted and don't have to return it if he is acquitted.|
|posted by (2015-01-18 03:28:53)|
|The reason these BASTARDS aren't hunted down is more then likely they are the people in power Judges, Local Members, Police, Priests, and so on. How many times have you seen when they do make arrests, it's people in public office, or people in powerful roles, not just the average Joe.|
|There is a continuing consequence to pedophilia that most people do not consider because it is abhorrent to them but I will mention it here to give you a perspective as you all cry "hang'em" You know that porn you watch, do you think the majority of those girls are in porn because they had a great upbringing, that they are not damaged by their past, their "young" past." Do you think that just because they are now of "legal sexual age - the age to be able to consent" that they are in control of their lives, and that their choices are based on sound reasoning and ample opportunities for a good life? Do you think that the preponderance of teen anal sex video's is cool, that a girl who doesn't do anal is "boring", having mentioned such a thing to be a punishment for the pedophile. Just a thought!|
|hmm some interesting comments guys and some not so interesting|
|After reading this article I actually went into the Darknet out of curiosity. What I found was a lot of hacker stuff, political and banned books, even commercial links to drug suppliers and hit men, but very little porn of any significance, let alone pedo. There were a few supposed pedo links but all of them were either fake or dead. The stuff may be there, but not in the kind of quantities or availability that is suggested. Boring.|
|You should all watch the documentary "conspiracy of silence" it's not too long and will educate you on how high up the political financial and power chain child abuse goes, and is covered up from the top down. read or convert to an audio book Brice Tylor's book titled Thanks for the memories,(Or cathy obrian or fritz sprigmeier etc) She was kisengers and bob hope's sex slave, The abuse mind control training for which begins in infancy. The name for these presidential sex robot slaves was million dollar baby then hollywood and clint eastwood create a movie with the same name to hide the other meaning. Many mind control books enlighten you and you verify by watching porn and seeing the techniques in action that many porn stars and mind controlled slaves. For example 3 slaps to the face is a trigger to change to slaves personality into the sexslave personality. Go to XVIDEOS com and watch any 5 hardcore movies and likely one of them might have a girl getting triple slapped. Where do they get all these girls etc. What parent would give up their child?. Lots of info can be found from mind control documentaries,or books, and yes child abuse is a form of programming to make a mind controlled slaves. THE all powerful Vatican was abundant is child abuse. Perhaps it was slave programming. Also if you search at youtube theire might still be news videos available where they talk about and interview victims and show news clippings about how the vatican catholic churches stole about half a million babies from mothers in the hospitals and told them their babies died during birth in many countries eg canada spain australia probably around the world. THat's millions of babies. Potentially used for slavery, Definitely some sold for adoption for up to 20 thousand bucks apiece, or potentially for sacrificing in satanic rituals and slave training as often children had to witness other kids tortured and murdered in their training or made them kill other children. Furthermore USA bombs some country like bosnia creating thousands of orphans to get scooped up by catholic orphanages and every other wars are the same. What happens to all those orphans. BY my calculations just those sources provides millions of babies.. Native indians in North america also had thousands of babies, kids stolen, if the vids I watched are correct. Child protective services also steals thousands of babies. Its pretty massive the numbers and almost every single porn star or child abuse child could be a literal slave since infancy. It's not all conclusive but definitely I've seen some slaves on adult porn vids, mind controll victims and I would think child porn would be the same. SO if anyone is serious about wanting pedo's to be killed etc you need better eduction to see that the highest levels of society Judges doctors government military etc are involved, and mind control is a big tool to create these victims-sex slaves. Undoubtedly the slaves are also used as blackmail tools to control powerful influential people. by taping powerful people having sex with them then you control that person by blackmail. One video I watched said said a military leader or other powerful man, might wake up and not remember the last week of his life then a tape is mailed to him of him having sex with a child and he cant remember a thing. He was abducted, drugged and made to do things he couldn't remember. I cant verify everything I've said, I'm just passing info to you from many documentaries and books etc that I've studied.|
|Okay... tyvm for this info ozi.....|
|@20: bang on, plausible denial is a weapon, repressed personalities is another,, all triggered in some way. Look how easy the sleazy hypnotist gets dumb volunteers to be hypnotised and then made to do farcical acts... and thats after a few minutes, imagine what can be done with drugs, torture and hypnosis. Torture with stimulant drugs to stop you passing out will force the mind to either give up and die or split into alternative personalities.|
Imagine you want to pass a law that removes a freedom, lets say your right to bear arms, to protect yourself. what do you think needs to happen for that to be passed? maybe enough people who just randomly kill children i.e. schools? You think that the thought of that is abhorrent yes? How could I even suggest such a thing. But we are not dealing with people who care about human life, we are cattle to them, dehumanised, an object. So to destroy us to get what they want is nothing to them, it like removing litter from the street, its a means to an end. The irony is you will vote your rights away because you are caring people, empathic and feeling. There is a saying "Truth is stranger than fiction" maybe it should be changed to "The truth is sicker and more abhorrent than fiction" Another saying is "Silk covers evil"
|anyone messing with kids should be shoot in the head end of story....|
|posted by (2015-01-21 04:32:29)|
|Silk Road is a reference to Jewish elites, especially Chinese Jews, who had a special trading route back in the day. They own the TOR network as well. It is NOT anonymous and Israeli Mossad has ALL the backdoors to the TCP protocol which will NOT display in network trace programs. They made sure they didn't by controlling the RFCs with the IEEE, which they also own. They can see each and everything you do all day long every day and there is nothing you can do about it without unplugging. Firewalls are like suntan lotion. They are supposed to block intruders but they actually allow it in or open backdoors for Mossad hackers. Suntan lotion allows UV radiation in which gives whites melanoma. They lie to you.......ALL OF THE TIME!!!!!!!|
As far as pedophiles go the Jewish elites who stole Disney regularly abduct hundreds of them from underground tunnels at Disney, like the underground facility at the Denver International Airport. They are actually pederasts, not pedophiles, strictly speaking. They prefer boys before the age of seven. That's when their energy is most powerful to be stolen. We know how they do that so it does not bear repeating. Obviously TOR is being used to hide these child molesters and other criminals like those linked to bitcoin. Sure they sacrificed one Jewish guy to make it look legit. Porn and the media are both 100% owned by Jews. What is that like 7/11 for Indians? They obviously do it to control our minds.
Yes pedophiles and pederasts should be punished and sterilized but we do not give life and we should not take it, unless we can save life by doing so. We are not God individually. We are God collectively.
Obama loves Israel, especially since the Chicago Jews got him elected. Now he has most of America thinking phony ISIS has replacecd phony Al Qaida. It's always Israel folks and the City of London combined with the Vatican. These are the global elite and they have many names just like Satan. Their task is to maintain control of this world as gods with us as their slaves because they cannot ascend. They have been banned permanently from heavenly realms so they want to set up shop here and pretend they're God. In the end they lose of course but we should fight them now until the bitter end.
|"the love of MONEY is the ROOT of ALL EVIL"..n furthermore it can't b all that HIDDEN!!|
save the BABIES save the CHILDREN save the WORLD....
|posted by (2015-01-24 11:31:44)|
|ALL KIDDIE FIDDLERS MUST DIE AS THERES NO KNOWN CURE FOR THESE MONSTERS. KIDDIE PORN VIEWING, CHEMICAL CASTRATION..SIMPLES||
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