A google search for “dark web” at 7:35 on 4/23/2015 returned 72,000,000 results in 0.66 seconds. A similar search with Norton Safe Search returned 201,000,000 results in about the same time. Other search engines return similar results. What is the dark web?
Here is how Wikipedia defines the dark web:
“The dark web is the World Wide Web content that exists on darknets, overlay networks which use the public Internet but require specific software, configurations or authorization to access. The dark web forms a small part of the deep web, the part of the Web not indexed by search engines, although sometimes the term “deep web” is mistakenly used to refer specifically to the dark web.
The darknets which constitute the dark web include small, friend-to-friend peer-to-peer networks, as well as large, popular networks like Tor, Freenet, and I2P, operated by public organizations and individuals. Users of the dark web refer to the regular web as Clearnet due to its unencrypted nature. The Tor dark web may be referred to as onionland, a reference to the network’s top level domain suffix .onion and the traffic anonymization technique of onion routing.”
It is extremely easy to access the dark web and even easier to be detected on it if you don’t take
precautions. If you are new to the deep web, this guide will help you on your way.
According to researchers, only 4% of the internet is visible to the general public.
Meaning that the remaining 96% of the internet is made up of “The Deep Web”.
It is my opinion that the internet has done more to assist crime than any other development in history. Information can be more damaging than any other weapon. I invite you comments.