Deep Web – The Dark And Invisible Web

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Deep Web – The Dark And Invisible Web

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What is Deep Web?

The deep web, dibre web, invisible web, or hidden web are parts of the World Wide Web whose contents are not indexed by standard search engines for any reason. The web is opposite to the surface web and includes many very common uses such as web mail, online banking but also paid for services with a paywall such as video on demand, and many more. Computer scientist Mike Bergman is credited with coining the term in 2000 as a search indexing term.

The first conflation of the terms “deep web” and “dark web” came about in 2009 when its search terminology was discussed alongside illegal activities taking place on the Freenet darknet. Since then, the use in the Silk Road’s media reporting, many people and media outlets, have taken to using Deep Web synonymously with the dark web ordarknet, a comparison Bright Planet rejects as inaccurate and consequently is an ongoing source of confusion. Wired reporters Kim Zetter and Andy Greenberg recommend the terms be used in distinct fashions.


Bergman, in a seminal paper on the Deep Web published in The Journal of Electronic Publishing, mentioned that Jill Ellsworth used the term Invisible Web in 1994 to refer to websites that were not registered with any search engine. Bergman cited a January 1996 article by Frank Garcia: 

“It would be a site that’s possibly reasonably designed, but they didn’t bother to register it with any of the search engines. So, no one can find them! You’re hidden. I call that the invisible Web.”

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Neither the deep web nor the dark web can be indexed, but not all that cannot be indexed is the dark web. For purposes of this question, I assume you want the dark web – that much-hyped, mysterious place that the media would have you believe is a wretched hive of scum and villainy where you’d be well-served to shoot first if you hope to survive. Activists will tell you it’s our last, best hope for privacy and free speech, all alone in the night.

First of all, if you want anyone who matters to take you seriously, drop the “dark/deep web” thing. What you want to access are sites using the Tor Hidden Service Protocol. It works over regular Tor (anonymity network), but instead of having your traffic routed from your computer and through an onion-like layer of servers, it stays within the Tor network. You won’t know exactly what system you’re accessing unless they tell you, and they won’t know who you are unless they do – or unless one of you is careless.

But given that you’re the one starting out and they’re the ones running hidden services, they kind of have you at a disadvantage if you screw up. Fortunately, the tales of people having their lives ruined by browsing the wrong sites and being hunted by mafiosi bent on silencing them for having witnessed a mob hit inexplicably streamed online are massively overblown. At most, you might find yourself mercilessly trolled, get pizzas ordered to your door, or if you’re particularly unfortunate, get Swatted.

The simplest way to start using Tor is to download the Tor browser bundle (assuming you’re on Windows). You can get it at: Tor Browser. You can find installation instructions for Tor on other operating systems on the same page.

Once it’s installed and launched, the browser should connect automatically to the Tor network. From there, you can use a directory of certain hidden services to get started. Some of these directories include:

Hidden Wiki | Tor .onion urls directories

HiddenWiki Deep Web Links

The uncensored hidden wiki is up: http://kpvz7kpmcmne52qf.onion/wiki/index.php/Main_Page • /r/TOR 


These sites may contain links to illegal services and are provided for informational purposes only. If you’re scammed or get yourself into trouble, your recourse against the people you’ve dealt with is likely to be limited at best.

Now that you know how to get your feet wet – or dirty – you might want to check out my answer to “Is it safe to browse the deep / dark web?” (Source: Quora-Wikipedia)

Refer to some clips we can see some about the dark deep web.

Stay Safe!

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