Showtime has greenlighted Dark Net, an eight-part docuseries that explores the dark side of technology, to premiere Thursday, January 21 at 11 PM.
Dark Net is described as an exploration of the netherworld where virtual and physical lives collide, revealing “a more ominous and disturbing perspective of a digitally connected world where our every action is collected and stored,” Showtime says. The series is developed and produced by Vocativ, a technology and media company that applies exclusive proprietary technology to search and monitor the deep web, the 80 percent of the internet that lies beyond the reach of regular search engines.
Each half-hour episode will shed light on themes such as bio-hacking, cyber-kidnapping, digital warfare, online cults, pornography addiction, the webcam sex trade and more. “Originally used as a hidden space for the intelligence community to meet online outside of the general public’s eye, the dark web is now being exploited by a dangerous underworld of cyber predators and criminals.” Showtime says in its description. “Dark Net unveils the dangers of its unchecked shadow, raising cautionary, thought-provoking conversations about technology, privacy and how new, ever-expanding platforms are changing the way we live for the better and for worse.”
Dark Net is created by Vocativ Founder Mati Kochavi and is executive produced by Danna Rabin, Vivian Schiller for Vocativ, and David Shadrack Smith for Part2 Pictures.
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