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dark Internet

or Dark Internet

noun
1.
Also called dark Net, lost Net. the portion of the Internet that is hidden from search engines and cannot be accessed, as because the IP address is no longer working.
2.
Origin of dark Internet
2000-2005
2000-05
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Contemporary definitions for darknet
noun

any network or software that illegally distributes copyrighted digital files, such as music, with protection against detection

Examples

The existence of the darknet severely undermines all digital rights management initiatives.

Word Origin

2002

Usage Note

computing

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