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Dark web

Dark web

Dark web definition

The dark web is the part of the internet that consists of websites that hide their IP addresses from the rest of the internet and require specific software, configurations, or authorization to access.

Dark web examples

  • Silk Road was an online black market on the dark web that was mainly used to sell illegal drugs.
  • Social media websites like Facebook have their dark web counterpart so they can be accessed from restrictive regimes.

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Further reading

Ultimate digital security