The dark web

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EN Don't let the name scare you. It's basically a network of websites that are very well encrypted, but that's the same with our banking apps for example. People tend to fear only porn, guns and terrorists reside in the dark web and to them I say: You are correct. But they are not alone and there is much more to it ! The Dark web is also used by reporters and activists in countries where you could be hanged for speaking your mind out loud. The differences with the Internet we use also painfully shows how scary unsafe the non-dark or light-web is... There is a difference between the Dark and the Deep web by the way (these guys do have a sense for drama don't they?). The Deep web are the private profile pages on platforms like Facebook or companies' intranets. While The Dark web is what I described above.

NL Laat de naam je niet afschrikken. Het ‘Dark Web’ is eigenlijk een netwerk van websites die tot in de puntjes geëncrypteerd zijn. Dat is niet anders dan jouw bank-apps bijvoorbeeld. Mensen zijn bang dat het dark web alleen porno, geweren en terroristen herbergt. Aan die mensen zeg ik: Je hebt gelijk. Maar het is meer dan dat alleen. Het dark web wordt ook gebruikt door reporters en activisten in landen waar je de doodstraf krijgt als je je mening luidop zegt. Het verschil met het internet dat wij gebruiken, maakt ook pijnlijk duidelijk hoe beangstigend onveilig het niet-dark web of light-web is… Er is een verschil nog tussen het Dark en het Deep web trouwens. (Gevoel voor drama hebben ze wel, die gasten.) Het Deep web is waar de privé profielpagina’s staan op platformen als Facebook of op het intranet van bedrijven.

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Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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