The Deep Web you don’t know about

The Deep Web you don’t know about by Jose Pagliery.

From the post:

Then there’s Tor, the darkest corner of the Internet. It’s a collection of secret websites (ending in .onion) that require special software to access them. People use Tor so that their Web activity can’t be traced — it runs on a relay system that bounces signals among different Tor-enabled computers around the world.

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It first debuted as The Onion Routing project in 2002, made by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory as a method for communicating online anonymously. Some use it for sensitive communications, including political dissent. But in the last decade, it’s also become a hub for black markets that sell or distribute drugs (think Silk Road), stolen credit cards, illegal pornography, pirated media and more. You can even hire assassins.

If you take the figures of 54% of the deep web being databases, plus the 13% said to be on intranets, that leaves 33% of the deep web unaccounted for. How much of that is covered by Tor is hard to say.

But, we can intelligently guess that search doesn’t work any better in Tor than other segments of the Web, deep or not.

Given the risk of using even the Tor network, Online privacy is dead by Jose Pagliery (NSA vs. Silk Road), finding what you want efficiently could be worth a premium price.

Is guarding online privacy the the tipping point for paid collocation services?

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