If you have always wondered what’s the deal with the dark web and how to access it, or you just want to learn how to browse the web without spreading your information around, you’re at the right place.

Let’s start with the Dark Web. So I will use the most popular analogy to explain this- an iceberg.

The world wide web that you and I use for our daily net surfing, videos and social networking is a part of the clear/surface web. This is just the “tip of the iceberg”. After this, comes the deep web, which is a benign part of the web, but contains certain URLs and features that can’t be accessed easily by search engines.

They, however, can be accessed if searched directly through the URL. Then we have the dark web, like the deepest portion of the iceberg, which contains hidden information that isn’t supposed to be accessed by your average web crawler (duh). It is notorious for having all sorts of illegal activities, websites and businesses.

So why does it exist and why would anyone want to access it anyway, unless they have a proclivity to be involved with illicit ventures? Well, the foremost reason is that it offers a certain level of anonymity and privacy. It is much harder to trace someone online on the dark web. On the other hand, it is a cakewalk to track someone on the surface web, as it amasses more data about you than you can imagine.

So now that we know what it is and why it exists, let us see how to actually get in.

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A Beginner's Guide to the Dark Web and Online Anonymity
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