The dark web is a part of the internet that is not indexed by search engines like Google and Bing. This helps keep it private and secure. The dark web has been around for over 20 years, but many people are still unaware that it even exists. You may have heard of websites hidden away deep in the bowels of the internet that are only accessible through special applications such as Tor browser or i2p, which mask your computer’s IP address from anyone who might be trying to spy on you online (including your ISP). Sites accessed through these programs are known collectively as Deep Web sites or Dark Net sites.
The deep web is a term used to describe all data not indexed by search engines. The deep web includes content that is not available via any public means, such as the Internet.
The dark web sites are on encrypted networks that can only be accessed using special software like Tor, I2P and Freenet. It’s used for purposes of anonymity on top of the deep web and has become a place for illegal online activity like drug dealing and purchasing weapons.
The darknet refers to any private network that uses encryption technology to mask communication from prying eyes.
The Hidden Wiki is a link directory with links to various hidden services on the Tor network.
The name of this site was chosen because it is difficult to censor and nearly impossible to shut down, making it an ideal resource for anonymous information.
It is organized by category and includes sites relating to drugs, hacking, activism, privacy and surveillance law; tutorials on getting started with Bitcoin; and even some helpful tips for newbies.
There are also links that point to pages on the surface web like Facebook or Wikipedia.