The Information Superhighway is dark and full of terrors.
May 1, 2014 3:22 PM Subscribe
I'm gearing up to write an article about "anonymous deep web marketplaces" like Silk Road 2.0. This most likely necessitates visiting them. Is this a terrible idea?
posted by joechip to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I write about bitcoin a lot for my job, and part of that entails exploring BTC's continued popularity in the deep web, specifically the digital black market. After reading a lot of second-hand reports I decided for my next article I should probably visit one of these markets myself to get a better sense of how they actually work.
However, everything I read about needing to use Tor, plus all the generally shady stuff going on (it's a black market, after all) makes me a little wary. In short, I just want to make sure I'm not doing something incredibly stupid by visiting Silk Road 2.0 or Agora.
I've already cleared it with my work so they don't think I'm shopping for drugs on the company dime. Thanks for any advice.