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darknet

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɑːknɛt
 
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Definition of darknet in English:

noun

Computing
A computer network with restricted access that is used chiefly for illegal peer-to-peer file sharing.
Example sentences
  • That "darknet" has continued to evolve, with its greatest number of implementations being in the civilian sector.
  • Although you might see a spike in traffic where a darknet is operating, you won't be able to see inside the encrypted packets.
  • The best means of competing with the "darknet" distribution network is on its own terms of convenience and low cost.

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