How Dark Web is Different From the Deep Web?
Before we dive in, it’s worth clearing this up. The two terms “Deep Web” and “Dark Web” get mixed up a lot, but the difference between them is pretty simple.
The Deep Web refers to anything you can’t access in a search engine, either because it’s protected behind a password or because it’s buried deep within a regular website. The Dark Web is a subsection of the deep web that you can only access with a special browser like Tor to mask your IP address. It includes illegal markets like the infamous Silk Road, along with plenty of other less-objectionable websites.
Below, a few of the dark web’s more wholesome offerings—though you’ll need to download Tor to actually access them.
Prepare for the End of World
If you’re hitting the dark web in search of more concrete information, check out the Strategic Intelligence Network. It’s packed with information for how to deal with any sort of crisis anywhere on earth, from natural disasters to riots or all-out war.
If you’re still not satisfied, head to Hidden Answers, basically the dark web’s version of Yahoo Answers with topics like government, law and financial services, along with drugs and erotica, according to MakeUseOf. The dark web even has its own news outlet, Flashlight, which focuses on bitcoin, online privacy and other similar subjects—you can actually check out Flashlight without a special browser right here.
Get Social on DarkWeb
The dark web is a lot like the regular internet we know and love—just with a higher ratio of anarchists. It has its own email service, social networks, and even online games.
If you’re looking for a super secure email provider check out AnonInbox, which charges a fraction of a bitcoin per year and promises total privacy in return. There’s also Operation Genesis, a social network with hundreds of thousands of users, according to Dark Web News. Finally, head to TheChess to square off against players from around the world in the classic board game.