Deleting Myself (Partially)

After getting doxed a couple of times, I’ve realized that I have way too many online accounts, in particular, ones that I don’t use anymore. It may seem silly that someone who writes about the dark web would have dozens of online accounts, but in the early days of social media (I’m talking early ’00s), […]

A New Doxbin! (Let’s Investigate.)

One of the more controversial sites that has existed, on and off, on Tor is Doxbin. For those unfamiliar with its past, allow me to direct you to its Wikipedia page: Wikipedia: Doxbin. I mention this because at present, there’s a new Doxbin site, which seems to be fairly active. Its link is http://qaxnycarzf3fjc5p.onion/, for those […]

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 […]

What’s This? A New Internet?

Those of you who are regular readers here know that privacy is one of my many concerns. Heck, that’s one of the reasons why I’m still on the dark web. Thus, I was pleased to hear that Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web as we know it, is starting a new “internet” […]

Investigating Translate Gate

This is obviously not dark web-related, but from time to time, I like to switch it up. Those of you who frequent 4chan or watch Nightmare Expo may have heard of a phenomenon called #translategate, in which Google Translate gives some very strange responses if you enter things in a certain way. The video in question aired […]

OpenNIC Project: DNS Neutrality!

Lately, the subject of internet censorship has been on my mind a lot, and that shouldn’t be surprising, given this whole net neutrality debate. So, I was intrigued when a friend introduced me to OpenNIC, which aims to be an alternative, decentralized DNS root. OpenNIC is a user-owned and controlled top-level network information center (NIC). […]

Beware, Maltego Will Find You!

by Ciphas A friend of mine recently introduced me to a program called Maltego, made by the South African security company Paterva – and if you use it, it may frighten you. It’s actually been around for a few years, but I only started using it this week. If it sounds unfamiliar, Maltego is a data […]