Interview with Andreas Rybak (Connect Admin)

In a couple of recent posts, I’d written about the social network Connect. While I had initially misjudged it as a scam, I think that’s all cleared up now. Therefore, one of the admins of Connect, Andreas Rybak, offered to do an interview. How could I say no? We discussed such things as privacy, staying […]

Are You in This Data Dump?

By coincidence, I happened to be combing through the not Evil search engine this afternoon and came across some of my own data on a dump from 2017. Specifically, the dump consisted of the usernames, email addresses, and passwords (in hash form) from the Blackbook social network. Here’s the full dump if you need to […]

Tor Social Network Update: Galaxy3

For those of you who were sad that Galaxy2 had disappeared, there is a new social network by the name of Galaxy3 at http://22dvf4xgaqa672b4.onion. There is also what appears to be a scam clone site at http://uwv7wslui5f4ukff.onion/, so I would avoid using that one if I were you. I’m sure many of the members of the previous […]

Tor Social Networks: Oct. 2017 Update

Who knew that socializing on the “dark web” would be such a popular topic? On my earlier post Fun with Dark Web Social Networking!!, someone mentioned that the beloved site Galaxy2 is no more, which I didn’t realize. As some of my friends on IRC like to say, “rip” (all-lowercase intended.) Well, it’s Tor – what […]

Blackbook Shuts Down; Where To Now?

All right, I admit it – I couldn’t stay away from the dark web forever.  Since I’d started the blog based on that topic, I almost felt lost without including it somehow. What I decided to do was use a “throwaway” computer that I didn’t really care about much, so it wasn’t as big a […]