By the Blouin News Technology staff

Does ISIS use the dark web to stay funded?

by in Personal Tech.

Macbook in the dark. (Source: Alessio Maffeis/flickr)

Macbook in the dark. (Source: Alessio Maffeis/flickr)

As the threat of ISIS spreads around the world, taking hold of countries including France, Belgium, and the U.S., governments are grasping to understand how the terrorist organization proliferates. One fact has become clear: ISIS has money, and governments are now looking at systems such as the “dark web”, bitcoin, and other underground networks to see if they are partially to blame for helping terrorist groups find and secure funding.

The 2016 CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust, undertaken by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos interviewed 24,143 web users in 24 countries between November 20, 2015 and December 4, 2015. 71% of those respondents said that the “dark net” should be shut down. Three in 10 respondents said the dark net should remain in existence. This disparity highlights a few points, one of which is that most users probably don’t know exactly what the dark net is and associate it with the underbelly of the internet and criminal activity…

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