[tor-talk] Research - Black Market Archives
grarpamp at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 06:15:01 UTC 2015
> Gwern Branwen has scraped/mirrored on a weekly or daily basis all existing English-language Dark Net Markets as part of research into their usage, lifetimes/characteristics, & legal riskiness.
> A torrent of the scraped data is now publicly released as a 52GB (~1.6TB) collection covering 89 DNMs & 37+ related forums, representing <4,438 mirrors, and can be found at <http://www.gwern.net/Black-market%20archives>.
There were a few archivists active in the early days. Due to various
reasons, their archives may never see the light of day. For those
that still have some, the feeling of a finger hovering over rm is a rather
intoxicating experience, and the nostalgia of pointing their browser at
http://127.0.0.1/ is quite fine indeed :) Kudos Gwern on your publication.
Over a decade's worth of other stories are certainly waiting to be told.
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