[01/12/16 - 05:17 PM] Video: Showtime(R) Releases First Look at Its New Docuseries "Dark Net" Produced and developed by cutting edge media and technology company, Vocativ, the revelatory docuseries will explore the dangers of the internet's unregulated underbelly known as the deep web.
[via press release from Showtime]
SHOWTIME(R) RELEASES FIRST LOOK AT ITS NEW DOCUSERIES "DARK NET"
Network's Provocative Eight-Part Series To Premiere
Thursday, January 21st at 11 PM ET/PT
LOS ANGELES, CA - January 12, 2016 - Today, SHOWTIME unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming eight-part documentary series DARK NET, premiering on Thursday, January 21st at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Produced and developed by cutting edge media and technology company, Vocativ, the revelatory docuseries will explore the dangers of the internet's unregulated underbelly known as the deep web. Vocativ uses deep web technology, exclusive to their company, to reveal new voices, emerging trends and surprising data to develop story angles. They are the first media company to repurpose this kind of intelligence technology to report news for public interest. With this exclusive proprietary technology, DARK NET reveals the stories of a dramatically changing, digitally connected world.
Each half-hour episode of DARK NET 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. Imprisoned hackers and trolls secretly surf alongside bondage fetishists, virtual lovebirds and life-tracking disciples. With our growing dependence on technology and connectivity, the Internet at large has become indispensable for billions of users, enabling people to connect globally in ways they never could before. But 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 Productions.