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Internet That Broadcasts Child Pornography And Other Cruel Things

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Like if the internet was not already scary enough, this is something even worse than that! A part of internet where like every illegal and cruel thing happens. No I am not talking about spamming, stalking or hacking here, at a certain limit they are still forgivable crimes, and most people are aware of them. Even we have published many security tips about them, but what I am talking about right now is about something no one can help you with, once you're stuck with; a part of internet that is unknown to 90% of its users which publishes live murders, rapes, child pornography, tortures, drug dealings, weapons, identity thefts and everything bad you can think off.

"I saw a hastily cut scene showing two adults abducting a couple of kids, making them do funny things while filming them. What followed was one of the lead ladies walking in, exploring their house, being disgusted at certain discoveries and shooting the two right away.” ~ an Anonymous Quora user.

Yes, that actually happens on the internet. Might be thinking how is that possible?

Let me share something very educational with you today, when the internet was created by Robert E. Kahn and Vint Cerf, there were no search engine, which means you couldn't search a term or a link to visit and you must have to remember the address of the link (URL).

For example: Today to visit Tech Sapling's ‘About' page you can just search about the terms or any of the keyword used, on: Google, Yahoo or Bing and you would get our ‘About' page opened, but during old times you would have to remember, which is the URL address.

As time passed technology advanced, Alan Emtage came with first search directory and then other search engines came to existence, each and every page could be easily found with the help of web crawlers, which are like virtual spiders who collect links and information via Meta tags. With the introduction of search engines birth of dark sites also happened, these were the sites which didn't want to get noticed by mass by getting linked to search engines and ultimately landing in trouble for their content.
Due to this internet got separated into two parts; the Surface web and Deep web or also known as Dark Net, these terms were coined by Frank Garcia.

Surface Web: the portion of the internet that you can easily access and is linked to search engines is called surface web. It would be any portal or a link that is live and you can visit it without need of any particular software or hack. For example: or

Deep Web: It is called the invisible part of internet. Websites on this part of the internet are not accessible easily and you need some peer-to-peer connection or software to visit them. Most of the criminals could be found on it, not even being tracked by anyone, means the administrations of the portals would complete anonymous. Although Government has been trying to keep an eye on the Deep Web, but still the success rate is not more than one percent. According to Wikipedia it had 7.5+ Petabytes of data back in 2005. Triple the amount of surface web of today.


Child Abuse
Well, there are many reasons behind it. The Deep Web is an industry, when we use term industry we come into Economics, and it's actually all about money. It's a well established industry which earns in billions, more than the porn industry itself. And, when any industry feels someone is trying to put them down, they take actions to stop him, and this is what happens actually, there's a story about Reddit user who ordered some weeds from the Deep Web and was trying to criticise them, was ultimately tracked home and even stabbed.

Even though he was using a proxy server.

Deep Web didn't even give a crap about FBI. Silk Road which was one of the marketplace of Dark Net for weapons and drugs, was shut down in 2013, showed up it's substitutes next very day. Now you can imagine the power of administrators. So, why get involved?

Also Read: 10 Ways To Take Revenge On Someone Online

From child pornography, to live torture shows of the poor people, famous people, rapes, murders everything could be found. And, the saddest part is people actually pay to watch them. You could pay a certain website a certain amount to kill a person the way you want and it would all live. Some websites even provide stolen credit cards, debit cards and even you can get real Passports, Driving licenses of any country made in no time.

Also Read10 Privacy Settings You Must Have On Your Accounts

Earning process is very simple and anonymous, all the deals are made in Bitcoins and is not tracked. Bitcoin is the number one currency for the black market because of its peer-to-peer money transfer technique. You can buy goods as well as services from the Deep Web.

TOR Explained
Accessing is easy, but exiting is not. Deep Web could be easily accessed by TOR, which uses proxies to hide your IP, but still keep in note that other applications could be tracking you like Flash or Java. Once TOR is installed you can do an IP check and if it's changing dynamically, you're ready to go. You can search for the Hidden Wiki it's like Wikipidea of Deep Web and has all links to the choice of yours.

Deep Web could be a great source for students to open up little bit and access the documents that they might never get to see legally, but there is also a bad side that you never know whom you are getting tracked by. You can always land in jail anytime for using stuff that is illegal and even life imprisonment is given, so keep a note there is a price for everything. I would recommend not to give it a try even. I've too personally never been into Deep Web. Choice is yours.

Also Read: Did Someone Hack Into Your Facebook?

Even if your access Deep Web, please keep a note of these things:
  • Unmount your any external printers, web-cams or anything that could relate or connect virtual world into reality.
  • Please keep your Flash, Java scripts off.
  • Do not enter any chat room in Deep Web, don’t even think of talking to anyone.
  • Stay away from child pornography, and other violent videos, that may seem pleasing.
  • Don't use your credit card to buy anything.

10 Privacy Settings You Must Have On Your Accounts

This is 2015 and here everything is dependent on technology. No matter what, directly or indirectly everything is dependent on tech. What you eat, what you do and even what you shop. Everything is tracked. The browser you are using to read this article is using cookies, which store all the information. At what time you read this, which other tabs were open while you were reading this, what other pages you visited and many other things are being recorded without coming to your notice.

These cookies not only help Google, Facebook and other big companies to help you provide better search results (knowing what you read often, which page you visit and search), but also helps online advertisers to serve you advertisements related to your personal life and spammers to spam you.

All your personal information is going out. Even a device without internet connection would be tracking you. So, where's your privacy? You are actually selling the internet and other gadgets your personal information. Your information is used by tech giants and is manipulated to serve you advertisements, products and even further sold to CIA and FBI. You are continuously under surveillance of others. So, how safe do you feel now?

Here’s Privacy Settings you must have:

1. Strict Filtering Setting
Strict Filtering on Facebook
Most of the social networks provide this now, what it actually does is filters spams, and any other stuff which may feel fishy to the algorithms in real-time. The people who had been (already) blocked or spammed by other users, would automatically come in the surveillance of the admins and he might not be able to do something to harm you by any mean. You can activate Strict Filtering on Facebook, Google+ and some matrimonial social networks.

2. Browsing in Incognito Mode
The word Incognito stands for having one's true identity concealed. This means if you will be surfing web in Incognito mode (on your web browser) the history, cookies would not be recorded, you will get complete privacy over what you are doing, Although it is complete private, but there is a drawback that companies may still track you (to collect your information), might the browser company won't , but the toolbars, the add-ons, you have installed could. Almost all web browsers support Incognito mode.

3. Not Linking Your Profile to Search Engines
Most of the people do this mistake, they don’t know, while making a new social profile it’s in their default settings that they will link your profile to search engines, which means, you could be easily found on the internet with just a query of your name. If your professional profile is linked, then it’s fine, but personal should be avoided. There have been many cases of online frauds because of fake identity, anyone can copy your photos and fake your identity.

Also read: 10 Ways To Take Revenge On Someone Online

4. Customising Your Updates
Custom Updates on Facebook

Facebook, Google+ allows this customising feature, which lets your control over your updates, who can see them, who can comment on them. Everything could be customised, this way you can hide your personal stuff from the people who you don't want to see them, without even un-friending them. I personally like Google+ customising settings, they are quite useful.

5. Installing an Ad-blocker
This won't help create anything to the cookies which has already collected your data, but from next time it stop connecting to advertisement servers resulting, less of data collection and more of privacy. Cherry on the top is you won't be seeing any more of advertisement. I'll recommend using AdBlock Plus, it's the best.

6. Using A Proxy Server
Well, this may be considered illegal in some of the countries, but is one of the best ways to hide your location and identity. This is beneficial if your using torrent or porn portals. No one would know what you visited, ever.

What it does: it routes your network through other IP addresses. IP is the address of your network. There are plenty of proxy applications available for all the operating systems, even for web. Just search on the internet.

7. Installing a Web Anti-Virus
Most of the well-known brands already offer this service, they will provide you a firewall and a link checker. What it does is it won't open any link that may seem suspicious and could harm your system or online activity. The best and most reliable one is offered by McAfee. If you are a Chrome user, you can try Avira Browser Safety.

8. Avoid Beta Internet Software
It may seem fancy to update to the new version of your favourite application, but it could be potentially harmful. It’s in beta stage, you have no idea about its vulnerability. For those who those who don’t know what a beta stage is, it’s actually second version of an Application (after alpha) just made for user testing, not for a stable work.

9. Add Syntax to your Passwords
If even by chance your account is hacked, most of the hackers won’t understand your password and think of the syntax as codes. This is the must known tip. Syntax could be any character of your choice.

10. Subscribe to Tech Sapling: Yes, we will help you.

Bonus: You can install a TOR web-browser if you want to completely hide your identity. TOR could be found on Mac, Windows, Android and Linux. Tor also provides various proxy based applications, like Internet Messengers.

If you are in trouble online related to your privacy:
  • Facebook Help: visit this link, email: or call: 650-543-4800
  • Twitter Help: visit this link, tweet @support or call: 415-222-9670
  • Google Help: visit this link, or call: +1 650 253 0000
  • Yahoo Help: visit this link, or call: 1-800-266-0010
  • Microsoft Help: visit this link, or call: 00 1 800-102-1100
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