darknet

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dark +‎ net

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  • (file)

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darknet (plural darknets)

  1. (Internet) A network of computers that can only be accessed using special software, configuration, or authorization, usually characterized by the anonymization of users, participating hosts, or both.
    • 2005 October 5, Tim Gnatek, “Darknets: Virtual Parties With a Select Group of Invitees”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Despite all the openness of the Internet, there are still places you cannot saunter into on the Web. You must be invited. These are “darknets”: exclusive peer-to-peer networks in which membership is based on circles of trust, whose activities are veiled from the general public.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English darknet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌdaɹk.ˈnɛt͡ʃ/, /ˌdaʁk.ˈnɛt͡ʃ/

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darknet f (usually uncountable, plural darknets)

  1. (Internet) darknet (networks that can only be accessed with special software, configuration or authorisation)