Skip to main content

School of Social and Political Science: About the school

Search

Angus Bancroft on the Darknet at Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

Bancroft will discuss some of his current research

How Cyber-Crime Benefits Society

When we’re online most of us choose to give up our privacy for the sake of convenience. So with all our personal data potentially flying around on the internet how do most of us stay as safe as we do?

Sociologist Angus Bancroft reckons that we owe it to the criminal underbelly of the internet – the darknet. This subculture of anonymous geeks and drug dealers takes great pains to remain hidden using encryption technology. Their innovations help us all stay anonymous and safer reducing drug-related crime and fraud.

Angus will be on stage at the Stand in the Square from 3-4pm on 19 August

to get tickets, and read more please visit the event’s website.

Update: Photos from the Show! 

Photo credit: Alexandra Oates

Angus at CODI.1

Angus at CODI.2

Edinburgh View