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Pros And Cons Of The Deep Web

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“The Invisible Web”, or more commonly known and referred to as “The Deep Web”, is a segment of the Internet that is not visible through conventional browsers. In addition to this, information contained in the Deep Web cannot be indexed by standard search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etcetera. The key reason for this primarily due to the fact that standard search engines cannot directly access data that is held in private databases, which in turn creates problems when typical search engines try to index content from the Deep Web. So, if standard search engines and browsers cannot access the Deep web, what can? Similarly, what are some of the leading motives for which people embark into the Deep, Dark Web to begin with? Even though the average,…show more content…
The Deep Web, or namely the “Tor” permits individuals to have these types of freedoms. Alternatively, as mentioned earlier, there are malicious individuals who use the Deep web for a variety of illicit purposes. For instance, there was found to be an abundance of criminal activity on this particular deep website called the “Silk Road” – a place where people bought illegal drugs, as well as an assortment of other illegal contraband before “it was shut down in 2013 for its illegal activity and transactions. It is estimated that the marketplace had accumulated 1,400 vendors, 957,079 registered users, and had brokered more than 1.2 million transactions worth $214 million dollars, according to the FBI.”…show more content…
I myself had a very hard time trying to find reliable, proper information pertaining to this topic. Although, this is most likely due to the very scarce information and research conducted on the deep web, as well as the fact that I absolutely refuse to set foot in the Deep Web. Nonetheless, the main purpose of this research was to explain: What the Deep Web is, what and how someone accesses it, the history behind Tor, the history and issues surrounding cryptocurrency, and the problems that web anonymity brings, as well as the positive and negative attributes of the Deep Web. I neither condone nor do I disapprove of the usage of the deep web, so long as it strictly abides with the law. Furthermore, I do not recommend that the technologically inexperienced venture into the Deep, Dark Web without having first gained enough proper knowledge. In closing; my only recommendations would be not to visit the Deep, Dark web to begin with, and it is wise to practice using common sense, because common sense, whether it is on the Surface web, Deep Web, or even “real-life”, can prevent a lot of nuisances and
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