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 • 2 046

  • Masti king
    Masti king 4 days ago

    Sir Please Talk in Hindi..

  • Gary Rose
    Gary Rose 16 days ago

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

  • Gary Rose
    Gary Rose 16 days ago

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

  • Mohammad Farhaan Khan
    Mohammad Farhaan Khan 17 days ago

    I really love this video

  • john goti
    john goti Month ago

    Nothing we dont know!! Maybe u so old

  • madblade
    madblade Month ago

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

  • bert havermout
    bert havermout Month ago

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

  • bert havermout
    bert havermout Month 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 Month 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.

    KAKUJA Month ago

    Fools leave us alone faking Americunt //:٩://


  • kokokoren
    kokokoren 2 months ago

    I got a Firefox ad lol

  • Arnav Sharma
    Arnav Sharma 2 months ago

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

  • Joe Sanchez
    Joe Sanchez 2 months ago

    The open web is actually a very useful tool in collecting intelligence on terrorists because contrary to this speaker, many terrorists do discuss their intentions on social media.

  • Wayne Mortimer
    Wayne Mortimer 2 months ago


  • Unkwon Malaysian Guy
    Unkwon Malaysian Guy 2 months ago

    Software name for this tool at 8:32 plz

  • Austin Ballard
    Austin Ballard 2 months ago

    I love tor

  • Cent
    Cent 2 months ago


  • Luke The Light Bringer
    Luke The Light Bringer 3 months ago

    its the unconscious represnetaion of ht ehuman mind.

  • Just Me
    Just Me 3 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 3 months ago

    Aiden Pearce???

  • marko lucic
    marko lucic 3 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-L
    Odette Moronez-L 3 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 3 months ago

    The deep net

  • TheDendran
    TheDendran 4 months ago

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

  • klāy
    klāy 4 months ago

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

    NOTHING 4 months ago

    He got either tired or nervous more at the end

  • JohnC CVA
    JohnC CVA 4 months ago

    Or just use Brave browser for a add free experience.

  • Dawson Wright
    Dawson Wright 4 months ago

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

  • Marcel Huchwajda
    Marcel Huchwajda 4 months ago

    9/11 was an excuse to invade multiple countries for money and datamine us all to fuel the police state.

  • Thicky
    Thicky 4 months ago

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

  • Bill Thew
    Bill Thew 4 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 4 months ago

    Barack Obama is the bomb he's killing it

  • RayNow
    RayNow 4 months ago +1

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

  • Jesse Daniel
    Jesse Daniel 4 months ago

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

  • Josh G
    Josh G 4 months ago

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

  • AndrewUnknown180
    AndrewUnknown180 4 months ago +1


  • Ashy Larry
    Ashy Larry 4 months ago

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

  • Steven Yoh
    Steven Yoh 4 months ago

    I'm Bio Weapon Maker

  • Abdirahman Abdullahi
    Abdirahman Abdullahi 4 months ago


  • Sole Survivor
    Sole Survivor 4 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 4 months ago +1

    Pro tip: watch at 2x speed

  • venkat
    venkat 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • nixon james
    nixon james 4 months ago

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

  • Nytelife26
    Nytelife26 4 months ago

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

  • 7oRRo 7oRRo
    7oRRo 7oRRo 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • Anna Zierlinger
    Anna Zierlinger 4 months ago

    Now we can't even post memes anymore

  • MrYutbe57
    MrYutbe57 5 months ago

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

  • Steven Ashton Baker
    Steven Ashton Baker 5 months ago

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

  • maont
    maont 5 months ago

    This looks this guy from Breaking bad

    DERP FASE 5 months ago


  • Philippe BENOIST
    Philippe BENOIST 5 months ago

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

  • Josefine Andersen
    Josefine Andersen 5 months ago

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

  • KazzArie
    KazzArie 5 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 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • Pauly Poobrain
    Pauly Poobrain 5 months ago

    Accidentally Foiling terrorists communicating in Warcraft with repeated duel requests.

  • Jose Preciado
    Jose Preciado 5 months ago

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

  • Sir John A. Macdonald
    Sir John A. Macdonald 5 months ago


  • Sergeant Septic
    Sergeant Septic 5 months ago

    Alan Pearce, Aiden Pearce.

  • Eldad Kuliev
    Eldad Kuliev 5 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 5 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 5 months ago

    This video helped me in my studies😂

  • Griffin Nash
    Griffin Nash 6 months ago

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

  • Double N Productions
    Double N Productions 6 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.

  • 14 1
    14 1 6 months ago

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

  • mark Jones
    mark Jones 6 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 6 months ago

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

  • LeaTheDragonFanatic
    LeaTheDragonFanatic 6 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 6 months ago

    This man is ill. Hope he recovered by 2018.

  • Giga
    Giga 6 months ago

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

  • Hunter Vogl
    Hunter Vogl 6 months ago

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

    AGAS PLAST 6 months ago

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

  • David Zatica
    David Zatica 6 months ago

    The way he looks at the floor and how you can hear him swallow every two seconds is just creepy...
    Just get him some water.

  • Justin
    Justin 6 months ago +1

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

  • Robert
    Robert 6 months ago

    I'm close to unplugging. Left a 👍

  • Web Owl
    Web Owl 6 months ago

    Gonna throw a bomb at thursday so obama can kill me

  • Riley Pearce
    Riley Pearce 6 months ago

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

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith 6 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 6 months ago

    Alan Pearce meet Aiden Pearce

  • Paulina Kuhn
    Paulina Kuhn 6 months ago

    Alarm character worker acceptance neck initial ability research ticket transaction glory.

  • Beitie Beitie
    Beitie Beitie 6 months ago

    He's right about the commercialization aspect for sure. VPN's, browsers, add on's. All to either collect our money, or our information.

  • Tom D
    Tom D 6 months ago

    The creepy thing is, it's not just limited to emails/internet browsing... I was talking to a friend on the phone the other day how I really like colourful/funky/alternative shirts... now I'm getting ads for them plastered across my browser (despite never searching for them online) :/

  • Corey S
    Corey S 6 months ago

    Found that playing it at 1.25 speed was way more compelling.

  • Moose17m
    Moose17m 6 months ago

    Was literally searching this up

  • GoVegan
    GoVegan 6 months ago

    This guy needs a Xanax

  • cunt boi
    cunt boi 6 months ago

    So you're gonna tell me the government is watchimg me, watching hentai?

  • Mac Holmes
    Mac Holmes 6 months ago

    He is just wrong in saying they aren’t accomplishing anything. The UK has stopped 5 terrorist threats in the last year because of the tireless work of agencies monitoring different channels. Not to mention isis recruits over the internet. The United States government tracks down isis propaganda accounts and shuts them down. He is basically just talking about hypothetical mastermind terrorists and assuming they wouldn’t use social media to communicate. Sorry but he’s overestimating their ability

  • Gabrie l
    Gabrie l 6 months ago

    When the osteoporosis meme was a thing I no idea what so I looked it up and next thing I know well gift for an osteoporosis that it took literally 30 seconds

  • jackson ferguson
    jackson ferguson 6 months ago

    That rent a hacker site isn't even real

  • Coma Toast
    Coma Toast 6 months ago

    Is he angry with himself? Powerpoint freezing?

  • Not A Troll
    Not A Troll 6 months ago

    Why is he running out of breath though?

  • Terry Thompson
    Terry Thompson 7 months ago

    More people die at the hands of police officers who are sadist and psychopath than any do from so called "terrorists". What they are *really* monitoring for is to find out who stands against the plot of world domination being held by central banks.

  • Laurens Van minnen
    Laurens Van minnen 7 months ago

    Deep web ≠ dark web

  • Rui Wada
    Rui Wada 7 months ago +1

    Well, this guy predicted 2018. Net neutrality is dead.

  • ChillWeeb
    ChillWeeb 7 months ago

    **smacks lips**

  • bloodnokian
    bloodnokian 7 months ago +1

    Very interesting talk, I was really concerned he'd have a heart attack before the end though.

  • Fortune cookie productions

    He predicted the end of net neutrality