Simple Machines Forum has been sighted in a movie trailer for an upcoming documentary about an area of the internet called “Deep Web”. Deep Web is home to Silk Road which is an online black marketplace used mostly for drug trafficking.
In 2013 Ross William Ulbricht was arrested and accused of being “Dread Pirate Roberts” who owned and created Silk Road. This brought the whole thing out into the open, and this documentary strives to set the record straight and explore the ramifications of Silk Road and how the arrests made could impact our freedoms when it comes to technology in the future, for people all around the world.
Watch the trailer below, SMF is at the 30 second mark and again throughout the trailer.
The Simple Machines Team members have noted in a community discussion topic that it shows that SMF is trusted for its high level of security. Unfortunately it was used by criminals in this case, but that kind of proves the point.
[F]rom what I understood; SMF was chosen for its near flawless security trackrecord by multiple such sites.
If you make good software; it will always attract “good” and “bad”. (And which one it is, depends on your perspective.)
I’m pretty sure people will know it’s not exactly our “fault” when people download our software to use it for illegal purposes.
-CoreISP, Simple Machines Server Admin, Server Team
Simple Machines Forum has also been sighted in the movie Reservation Road. Have you sighted SMF being used anywhere notable? Will you watch the movie Deep Web?