The dark web | Alan Pearce | TEDxBrighton

  • Published on Dec 24, 2014
  • This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Alan talks about the dark web and how it can be used for worthwhile purposes.
    Alan Pearce is a journalist, broadcaster and author specialising in the Deep Web. He teaches cyber-security and counter-surveillance to journalists and is author of Deep Web for Journalists: Comms, Counter-Surveillance, Search and others.
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Comments • 1 927

  • Kirstine Termansen

    Around here, .... Netstalking

    Then Einterteinmemt, make it look as dep net nolonger hacked
    But hacked, new account, new equipment, new cpr, jr, Scholls

  • Kirstine Termansen

    No it's, computer built hackers,,,, it's iligal
    It's not parallel
    It's no part
    It's not in
    It's outside. Attsck, example denmark
    It's crimminel
    No it's no, political, activist, news6
    It's nsa, no. Asange was. Misguided as most spy are

  • Asen asenov
    Asen asenov 2 days ago

    We not think bad things for them, but they should respond to our problems!
    If not is simply common sense just tell us OK I am done I can't respond to everyone that is it!
    So we can try different options try getting better and help people!
    I am not negative person at all!
    And do really want to crak down what is going on in the back ground!?
    Cuz base on my observation on peoples life and my life status.
    Things are very disturbing!
    And emagen I put only common sense, so I can see only 1% of everything.
    Emagen what is really going on!

  • angsty gal
    angsty gal 5 days ago

    This should've been titled the deep web instead of the dark web. But other than that, a great talk!

  • Audrey Flemming
    Audrey Flemming 7 days ago

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  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith 8 days ago

    Pink_Pony2000 I have placed the carrots under the hay

  • American Woman
    American Woman 17 days ago

    His breathing sounds are freaking me out.

  • Jay Allen
    Jay Allen 17 days ago

    just be careful if you actually go to the deepest you can go, if you're looking for trouble you can easily find it and that can lead to viruses really fast

  • Los tit
    Los tit 19 days ago

    The main problem with maintaining security of communications on the internet internet was that 'searches' and communications were/are text based. I think this issue will largely disappear over the next few years with further development of applications like Face Time and Skype, where conversations will be securely encrypted at each end. Just thirty two characters form the basis of ASCII code and governments have become experts at decrypting 'secret' text messages since the early days of WWII. Decoding digitally scrambled sound and video messages will be a whole different ball-game. The introduction of holographic communications will create data overheads so large it will be impossible to efficiently and usefully decrypted for information gathering and covert monitoring.

  • nugs562
    nugs562 19 days ago

    Do ppl think that there looked at as an intelligent person by pausing to smack their lips & doing certain gestures haha lamee

  • Sam Smith
    Sam Smith 22 days ago

    This title is misleading. He is talking about the deep web, not the dark web.

  • YtheTie
    YtheTie 25 days ago

    Yeah...nice messege but badly delivered. Saying you should Project yourself on the Internet is just Common sence nowadays.
    Saying that everyone is Out to get you is the wrong way to deliver that Idea.

  • Ni Ni
    Ni Ni 25 days ago

    The creepiest thing ever: I was just looking at nice pictures of venice, für the background of my phone, when he mentioned about us beeing monitored and bombarded with adverts 😂 as in he knew i was just googling venice and wanted to make me living proof 😱😂

  • AVold
    AVold 27 days ago

    Well there, terrorists... I hope you learn something today :D

  • Myst Productions
    Myst Productions Month ago

    Anyone else get the impression this guy has like 6 gunmen pointing their guns at him being scripted

  • patrick robinson
    patrick robinson Month ago

    This TedTalk was terrible. Guy seems nervous, unfocused, out of breath, etc.

  • Jimi Barker
    Jimi Barker Month ago

    two lies about the deep web u are hidden and u arnt wanting child exploitation videos

  • Weebiest Katarina
    Weebiest Katarina Month ago

    "The streets are safe today because..."
    Was this filmed on another planet?

  • WTF TV
    WTF TV Month ago


  • Brennan John
    Brennan John Month ago

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  • vico mico
    vico mico 2 months ago

    hi i'm oussama bin laden who wanna play pubg

  • DTheHAge
    DTheHAge 2 months ago

    If you hold a speak about something, please read the wikipedia article. The deep web is everything that's not listed in f.e. Google. That includes private social media profile, where only your followers can see your content. There is no anonymity just because of the deep web. The anonymity comes from services that offer a deep web function. The rest he is talking about is also with way too few knowledge (like watching conversations) to hold a speak. He was out of breath because he was out of knowledge.

  • Masti king
    Masti king 3 months ago

    Sir Please Talk in Hindi..

  • Gary Rose
    Gary Rose 3 months ago

    i would watch obama being hanged but that's about it...

  • Gary Rose
    Gary Rose 3 months ago

    the dark web is a small part of the deep web...

  • Mohammad Farhaan Khan
    Mohammad Farhaan Khan 3 months ago

    I really love this video

  • john goti
    john goti 4 months ago

    Nothing we dont know!! Maybe u so old

  • madblade
    madblade 4 months ago

    I was just waiting for the guy to have a heart attack

  • bert havermout
    bert havermout 4 months ago

    If you want incognito, don't go on internet :-)
    You will survive.

  • bert havermout
    bert havermout 4 months ago

    Yes we have to be careful but... Ads, whatever, I cannot and don't need to buy that stuff? Let them send, don't buy! Criminals: I don't have much money to steal. Stalkers.. mm, again just be careful who you trust.
    I don't see too much problems.
    If you want incognito, don't go on internet :-)

  • Nic Sanchez
    Nic Sanchez 4 months ago

    Here in 2019, net neutrality is dead and there's ads covering 50% or more of each webpage I visit without an ad blocker.

  • kokokoren
    kokokoren 5 months ago

    I got a Firefox ad lol

  • Arnav Sharma
    Arnav Sharma 5 months ago

    Why is he out of breath for the entire length of the video

  • Wayne Mortimer
    Wayne Mortimer 5 months ago


  • Unkwon Malaysian Guy
    Unkwon Malaysian Guy 5 months ago

    Software name for this tool at 8:32 plz

  • Dying DNS
    Dying DNS 5 months ago

    I love tor

  • Cent
    Cent 5 months ago


  • Luke The Light Bringer
    Luke The Light Bringer 6 months ago

    its the unconscious represnetaion of ht ehuman mind.

  • Just Me
    Just Me 6 months ago +1

    I can't figure out if this guy is a better presenter than the other one, or if he's just British.

  • TKVisme
    TKVisme 6 months ago

    Aiden Pearce???

  • marko lucic
    marko lucic 6 months ago

    i restarted the video several times and since every time there is an add, it is interesting that most adds are from google, the company dedicated to the destruction of privacy and anonymity.

  • Odette Moronez
    Odette Moronez 6 months ago

    This information shared in this 13min. Clip is pricless! I'm saving this clip 2download an app or 2.
    Thanks So very much!🤐💓🙏🛠💓😆

  • Nicholas Daw
    Nicholas Daw 6 months ago

    The deep net

  • Dendran Gardner
    Dendran Gardner 6 months ago

    Well, AJ isn't the one to lie that quick...
    Celestia, you better be careful!

  • get yoted
    get yoted 6 months ago

    we’re in 48 seconds and mike from breaking bad has started his own asmr. get some water my man

    NOTHING 6 months ago

    He got either tired or nervous more at the end

  • JohnC CVA
    JohnC CVA 7 months ago

    Or just use Brave browser for a add free experience.

  • Dawson Wright
    Dawson Wright 7 months ago

    Warning- this video has literally nothing to do with the dark web

  • Thicky
    Thicky 7 months ago

    Now they're collecting data on all of us watching this video

  • Bill Thew
    Bill Thew 7 months ago

    This guy is paranoid af.
    I like his idea of videogames being secure.. except every next person knows who you are after they fckd your mum last night.

    I dont think this guy has played WoW

  • oh mait
    oh mait 7 months ago

    Barack Obama is the bomb he's killing it

  • RayNow
    RayNow 7 months ago +1

    I never realised Mike from Breaking Bad was so passionate about his privacy on the internet.

  • Jesse Daniel
    Jesse Daniel 7 months ago

    “The deep web is a state of mind” gahahagajahah x)

  • Josh G
    Josh G 7 months ago

    if you're not paying you're the product..... now you can download tor it's free... hahahaha

  • AndrewUnknown180
    AndrewUnknown180 7 months ago +1


  • Ashy Larry
    Ashy Larry 7 months ago

    Geez, COPD is a beast! He needs to lay off the Marlboros...

  • Steven Yoh
    Steven Yoh 7 months ago

    I'm Bio Weapon Maker

  • Abdirahman Abdullahi
    Abdirahman Abdullahi 7 months ago


  • Sole Survivor
    Sole Survivor 7 months ago

    You don't think the Power Elite can penetrate the dark web if they want to? In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they already have.

  • VVill
    VVill 7 months ago +1

    Pro tip: watch at 2x speed

  • venkat
    venkat 7 months ago

    Sometimes I see ads a TVclip suggestion of thing that I'm talking to someone. Phone will be ideal. When I start using it, I see ads related to it. The first time I was shocked and convinced myself that it's just coincidence. But it happened like 5 or 6 time after that..

  • Hauxie
    Hauxie 7 months ago

    I thought the guys name was Aiden Pearce. Almost a watch dogs reference 😂

  • nixon james
    nixon james 7 months ago

    Just made $21,000 hack transfer from kryptohacker.wordpress,com they are so real

  • Nytelife26
    Nytelife26 7 months ago

    Would rather have had this talk from Aiden Pearce instead but oh well

  • 7oRRo 7oRRo
    7oRRo 7oRRo 7 months ago

    I want you to get mad

  • 10 Billion Subs - 1 Sh*t video

    If you have nothing to hide, you have everything to fear.

  • That Indian Ukulelist
    That Indian Ukulelist 7 months ago

    Yup i always used to think Clash of Clans can be used...

  • Anna Zierlinger
    Anna Zierlinger 7 months ago

    Now we can't even post memes anymore

  • MrYutbe57
    MrYutbe57 7 months ago

    Oh I'm aware that I don't want to make enemies in the Digital World.

  • Steven Ashton Baker
    Steven Ashton Baker 7 months ago

    "They" aren't after terrorists, they're after the people

  • maont
    maont 7 months ago

    This looks this guy from Breaking bad

    DERP FASE 8 months ago


  • Fili
    Fili 8 months ago

    He looks like that guy in "Breaking Bad" and "Better call saul" .. no ? :)

  • Josefine Andersen
    Josefine Andersen 8 months ago

    if somone spyed on me they most be very bored now.

  • KazzArie
    KazzArie 8 months ago

    I tried this little trick on 9/11/2012 on a return trip from a predominantly muslim country. Nothing happened. I can still fly.
    But what about self hosted email?
    And using vpns?

  • richard bustard
    richard bustard 8 months ago +1

    And guess what? Google is spamming my phone and watching where I go during the day This is till they can chip everyone

  • Chibi Singh
    Chibi Singh 8 months ago

    I read the description and saw it said journalist talking about dark web and moved on lol

  • Pauly Poobrain
    Pauly Poobrain 8 months ago

    Accidentally Foiling terrorists communicating in Warcraft with repeated duel requests.

  • Jose Preciado
    Jose Preciado 8 months ago

    If you want to stop being spied on, learn how to code.

  • Sir John A. Macdonald
    Sir John A. Macdonald 8 months ago


  • Retrad
    Retrad 8 months ago

    Alan Pearce, Aiden Pearce.

  • Eldad Kuliev
    Eldad Kuliev 8 months ago

    7 year old girls..... hahahahahaha HAHAHAHAHAHA H A H A H A HA HA oh you dont even know old man.... you dont even know.......

  • elokubano
    elokubano 8 months ago

    Well of course, you would be using a code in your emails. Pizza for a girl. Hotdog for a boy.

  • S H A P O P O
    S H A P O P O 8 months ago

    This video helped me in my studies😂

  • Griffin Nash
    Griffin Nash 8 months ago

    If its free your the product
    [human trafficking has entered the chat]

  • Double N Productions
    Double N Productions 8 months ago

    my old tablet had a cracked screen, and I didn't know about safe search. I was trying to read a really good fanfic. pressed the screen wrong, tablet went crazy, I managed to stop it, and didn't like where it ended up.

  • wayne valentin
    wayne valentin 8 months ago

    All scray thigns you see in the dark web is only horror games

  • mark Jones
    mark Jones 9 months ago

    Tried to access- Firefox browser! disallowed! apparently because it's got games on it???😕my provider is sky!at the moment!

  • mark Jones
    mark Jones 9 months ago

    If I go on dark web,will I get rid of fuggin Google advertising???

  • LeaTheDragonFanatic
    LeaTheDragonFanatic 9 months ago

    Yeah, I'm downloading the onion browser, getting a separate operating system on a USB, and getting tails. (If I remember correctly that's what I need)

  • Scobra
    Scobra 9 months ago

    This man is ill. Hope he recovered by 2018.

  • Giga
    Giga 9 months ago

    $570 to land somebody in prison for several years? Damn, that's a pretty good deal.

  • Hunter Vogl
    Hunter Vogl 9 months ago

    Man, Billy Joel must really be in a rough spot to have to do a TED talk.

    AGAS PLAST 9 months ago

    That video is every fbi agent who watches you from your pc

  • Justin
    Justin 9 months ago +1

    Why does this guy sound like he’s out of breath 24/7?

  • Robert
    Robert 9 months ago

    I'm close to unplugging. Left a 👍

  • Web Owl
    Web Owl 9 months ago

    Gonna throw a bomb at thursday so obama can kill me

  • Riley Pearce
    Riley Pearce 9 months ago

    Finally found someone with the same way of spelling "Pearce!"

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith 9 months ago

    The only thing that I don't agree with is the advertising issue. That's not the government, those are advertising businesses tracking your cookies to see what sites you have visited. They then choose a client to put on their site for advertising revenue.

  • bitch ass
    bitch ass 9 months ago

    Alan Pearce meet Aiden Pearce