Rapporteur Report: Understanding the Dark Web and its Implications for Policy
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The Understanding the Dark Web and Its Implications for Policy conference focused on addressing the challenging dilemmas posed by the anonymity created by the “Dark Web” (the unindexed portion of the Internet only accessible through special browsers, such as Tor and I2P). The conference events brought together experts from computer science, sociology, political science, and information sciences to share their research on the Dark Web and cryptocurrencies. Through two distinct sessions – a May 17th briefing of congressional staffers on Capitol Hill and a May 18th conference of academics, government officials, civil society and industry professionals – the researchers were able to present their ideas and foster wider policy-relevant discussion of these issues... This short report summarizes the events of the two days.