So basically Cameron's agreement with google to block hideous websites is worth zilch?
The net is like an ocean, much of what happens is below the surface.
Haha, I'm probably the most out of touch person with regards to TV shows. Think I heard of it through wikipedia.
Can someone give a step by step guide on how to get on it? Is it like a special search engine or what's the craic?
I'll probably end up bottling it though.
Never heard of it until now. Don't want to go on to it either. Would I like to see child porn & gore videos, buy weapons, drugs or other illegal stuff? No.
Never visted the "deep" side of the Internet and never will. Would rather not click on some messed up child porn image or something.
I'd heard of it yeah but wouldn't have the interest in going about it
If I need a hitman for someone with appalling grammar, I'm sure I'll find it
Went on it a few times after seeing the Silk Road AMA on reddit, but I haven't been on it in months. I ended up on a Brazilian forum (looked a bit like craigslist but you could reply to listings and the posts would show underneath). It seemed to be pretty busy. I translated some of the stuff and from what I could make out, it was a child trafficking board. People were posting age, names, heights etc. along with a @tormail address to email if interested. I felt sick and I hope it was all fake, but it looked real
No pictures, thankfully. It was just a text board and I copied/pasted some lines into a translator.
It isn't all bad from what I know. There is a good side to the deep web and it is invaluable to many people living in countries like Iran, China etc.
Everything is clearly marked there, it isn't like this web, where people link to shock websites or whatever. If there is going to be CP on the other end of a link it states that clearly. If you want to go and check it out, don't be worried about accidentally clicking a link that could get you in trouble.
It sounds cool until you go on it. It's pretty boring and really slow loading for the most part. As far as the child pron stuff goes I've been on it a handful of times and never come across any, it's not like there is pictures and stuff plastered all over it.
To access the Deep Web you need to use TOR.
TOR, in a nutshell, encrypts your internet so that it will be accepted by other computers on the TOR net. You cannot access TOR websites without having the proper encryption.
Your internet requests are bounced around between TOR computers (called Relays) until they either hit their destination inside the TOR net or a computer on the TOR net unencrypts it and makes a request to the regular internet (referred to as the Clear Web).
This is the power of TOR, an encrypted request is bounced around making it very difficult to trace back to it's origin, even if the request goes out onto the Clear Web.
TOR is very simple to use, you download the open source TOR proxy (https://www.torproject.org/).
This sets up a new connection on your computer that is configured to encrypt and send data to the TOR network. You can either tell your current browser to use the TOR connection, or you can use the supplied browser.
Using the supplied browser is recommended from and ease of use and security standpoint.
Accessing sites is a little bit more awkward than on the Clean Web. URLs look like this: http://kpvz7ki2v5agwt35.onion
If you try to hit that without TOR, nothing will happen.
The addresses are hard to use and they change often so you need search engines or services like DuckDuckGo on the Deep Web to keep track of everything. Assuming the sites themselves allow the search engines to index them.
Remember, looking at the Deep Web, mostly, isn't a crime. Some of the sites with child porn are noted on the Hidden Wiki so they are easy to avoid, I've (thankfully) never seen any while looking around.
It is a very useful tool for fighting government oppression. Since Syria and Egypt erupted the need for Relays has sky-rocketed.
If you are using Android Orbot will get you on TOR on your phone.
This post makes it sound tempting. What's the craziest thing you've came across on it?