“Dark Secrets” — The Discovery Files

Terrorists and extremists have infiltrated the Internet, using it to recruit and train new members, spread propaganda and plan attacks across the world. The speed, ubiquity and potential anonymity of the Internet make it an ideal communication channel for militant groups and terrorist organizations. But, scientists at the University of Arizona are shining a light on these dark corners of the Web. Their project, known as ‘Dark Web,’ uses cutting-edge technology and novel approaches to catalogue and analyze extremist activities online and is proving to be an invaluable tool in the global war on terror.