Dark Web

Dark Web

The world we live in today is slowly becoming more and more computerized every day. Lately, even household appliances are likely to have a connection to the internet. The internet is gradually pervading every aspect of our lives, accelerating the proliferation of information across the world. It is connecting humanity on a level that is unprecedented in history, with the promise of universal access to knowledge and communication on a worldwide level. But, despite the degree to which the internet has begun to dominate our lives, most people actually know very little about it or how it works. Specifically, the average person has no idea how much of the internet is hidden from them. Approximately four percent of the internet is able to be seen by a person surfing the web. Which leaves ninety-six percent of the internet hidden in the shadows. This vast majority of the internet is referred to by the term ‘deep web’. It consists of websites that can only be accessed by specific software or permissions, unable to be found by simply using a search engine. This includes sites locked behind paywalls, ones that require users to register in order to gain access, and email accounts. Most of this deep web is perfectly innocuous in nature, harmless and legal sites that are simply restricted from being accessed by the average internet user. However, while most of the deep web is harmless, a fairly large portion of it is devoted to legally dubious and completely illegal behavior. …