What is the dark web?
If the deep web represents everything online that’s not indexed by search engines, then the dark web goes even deeper. The dark web is completely off the grid, requiring specialized software like Tor for access. It’s where users go for complete anonymity in their dealings, legal or otherwise.
Yes, that’s right — the dark web is often associated with criminal activity, from trading stolen credit card numbers to drug trafficking. But it’s also a place where you can view leaks governments or corporations are trying to conceal, debate philosophy without outside scrutiny, or even organize protests for worthwhile causes without interference from the authorities.