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"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 techsapling.com/p/about.html, 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: Facebook.com or Google.com
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.
WHY IS IT NOT TALKED ABOUT?
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?
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WHAT HAPPENS ON DEEP WEB?
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.
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HOW DO THEY EARN?
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.
HOW TO ACCESS?
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.
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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.