Tuesday Links: The Deep Web

Today we have a couple of links for you to check out on the deep web and dark web. You might have heard these terms, and maybe you’re even fairly comfortable with surfing on Tor. But do you really know what the deep and dark web are? Do you know the difference, what they’re used for, and how they work?

First up we have this link about what the deep and dark web are.

Billions of people use the web on a daily basis. However, most of them usually consume less than 5 percent of its content. This 5 percent is known as the Surface Web, the part of the web whose content can be indexed and found by standard search engines that use link-crawling techniques, like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. These search engines use automated robots, called “crawlers”, which move from link to link in order to reach as much content as possible, and index it in the search engines’ special databases.

The remaining 95 percent (which cannot be found by search engines) is known as the Deep Web.  In fact, it is impossible to calculate the precise size, but most experts believe the percentage falls somewhere between 95 percent and 99 percent.

The link also goes into the different levels and how to access them.

The dark web does have some unsavory characters in it, and they run illegal businesses selling everything from drugs to identities. What’s yours worth on the black market? Find out here. There’s a great infographic there for you to refer to as well.

We’ll be back tomorrow with updates on our upcoming classes, and Thursday there will be a new feature article. Stay tuned!

Author: Kit Perez

Kit Perez is a liberty activist, longtime writer, and intelligence analyst specializing in deception detection and HUMINT. She is prior Air Force, holds a degree with honors in Counterintelligence and has a Master's in Intelligence. She writes at PatrickHenrySociety.com.

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