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SMF Spotted in Deep Web Movie Trailer!

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?

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Henry
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Henry
February 24, 2016 6:37 am

Wow looks like a great documentary and a must watch and as far as SMF being used in such an malicious and deviant way is to be expected although still somewhat shocking. In a way it goes to show the wide array of the software.

This trailer does bring up a couple of interesting points about malicious activity on the web and the ability to prosecute. Especially with the FBI’s request for apple to create a back door to be able to break into an iphone what rights to privacy are we going to have to give up as we progress with digital technologies? Also how will such evidence be presented into a court of law moving forward? I guess I just need to watch the doc now.

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July 22, 2015 1:58 pm

This is very interesting; I am definitely going to be watching this movie documentary when it comes out. I was doing research on the “deep web” very recently actually, and it seems like a pretty scary area to visit. I am actually very interested in knowing more about it though. I wonder what all subjects this movie will touch on. I’ve heard that a huge majority of what is accessed on there is child pornography. I wonder if those subjects will be touched on as well.

As for other places, though, I am only just learning about SMF now, so I haven’t noticed it in any other media thus far. I’ll be keeping an eye out for it in the future!

toshhiba631
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toshhiba631
July 19, 2015 12:46 am

Interesting,., a break from the spotlight to the other world of the web.,

Kuraya
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Kuraya
July 17, 2015 3:01 pm

Thats amazing. It never occurred to me that anyone would ever make a movie about such a dark and dishevelled place as the deep web. I have been there once, it isn’t a pleasant experience.

mariana
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mariana
July 17, 2015 1:27 pm

This is so cool I will like to watch SMF on a movie.

samson
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samson
July 17, 2015 7:29 am

this is cool

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Michael Besnard
July 14, 2015 3:32 pm

That is defiantly on my watch list, I had no idea that SMF was used for that, If I was the software creator I would be shocked!

Member
July 12, 2015 5:07 pm

I’ve seen SMF in a couple of movies before. I can’t remember which ones but I do get a giggle out of it. I’m pretty good at recognizing forums nowadays!

Member
July 12, 2015 5:02 pm

Wow that is so cool!!

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