Extending far beyond the confines of Google and Facebook, there is a vast section of the World Wide Web that is a hidden alternate internet. Appropriately named the Deep Web, this mysterious and complex cyberspace serves as an outlet for anonymous communication and was home to Silk Road, the online black market notorious for drug trafficking. The intricacies of this concealed cyber realm caught the attention of the general public with the October 2013 arrest of Ross William Ulbricht – the convicted 30-year-old entrepreneur accused to be ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ the online pseudonym of the Silk Road leader. Making its World Television Premiere this spring, Deep Web – an EPIX Original Documentary written, directed and produced by Alex Winter (Downloaded) – seeks to unravel this tangled web of secrecy, accusations, and criminal activity, and explores how the outcome of Ulbricht’s trial will set a critical precedent for the future of technological freedom around the world.
In addition to being the only film with exclusive access to the Ulbricht family, Deep Web features the core architects of the Deep Web; anarchistic cryptographers who developed the Deep Web’s tools for the military in the early 1990s; the dissident journalists and whistleblowers who immediately sought refuge in this seemingly secure environment; and the figures behind the rise of Silk Road, which combined the security of the Deep Web with the anonymity of cryptocurrency.
Reviews & Tips from the team:
- Users who are new to deep web can gain a lot by watching the film.
- It tells the concepts of the deep web and practical issues in a clear way.
- Delivers the messages of the hidden things cannot stay hidden always.
- Since it comes under the TV-MA it might be unsuitable for childrens under 17 and below.
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