Dark web history
A lot of mystery still surrounds what has become known as the dark web. Just the name itself evokes images of a wretched hive of scum and villainy. Although research indicates that the dark web may not be as depraved as we may be led to assume. If people want, they can certainly go to the dark web and obtain illegal substances. Or search for images that would turn the stomachs of 99 out of a 100 people.
The oft propagated claim that the dark web is full of hit men for hire and full of links for videos that depict violence however are markedly false. Today, I shall outline the origin of the dark web and how it was born.
The part of the web that most of the populace accesses makes up only 10 percent of the world wide web. It is thought that there are about 1.8 billion active websites on the net. This does not mean that the rest of the web is solely the playground for the nefarious.
Over 90 percent of the web (known as the deep web) is solely the domain of private companies, governments and intelligence agencies. E-mails, company servers and online banking systems are not searchable and are unindexed by google and other search engine companies. In short, the deep web is way more vast than the navigable web.
The dark web is a place hidden within the deep web and can be accessed by using something called the Tor browser or another program that is similar. You can use this browser along with a free VPN (Virtual Private Network) to access the dark web.
This is a very commonplace method to anonymize journalists and political dissidents that live under oppressive regimes. It is the only way they can express their opinions and facts without fear of reprisals. The dark web can also be used to access what are referred to as “Darksites”. In these sites you can find hackers for hire or forums for discussing the taboo aspects of human behavior. Youth in the UK have completely moved online to purchase the drugs that they would have gone looking for on the streets.521