Essay on The Deep Web

793 Words Nov 24th, 2016 4 Pages
The Deep Web Imagine a place where our government or the National Security Agency had no access to our internet activity, monitor our google searches, emails, and spy on us without our consent. Fortunately, the Deep Web was created to hide tens of billions of sites that are hidden from the regular surface web, according to oedb.org “typical search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing only access a tiny fraction estimated at 0.03% of the internet.” The majority of the internet is hidden in the Deep Web also known as the “Dark Web” while is impossible to measure how big the Deep Web is many experts estimate 500 times bigger than the surface web not only is that a huge amount, but I’m interest in finding what information is hidden from the world.
The Deep Web can be access by downloading a free software called Tor, developed by the US Navy to protect the military’s online communications. Tor is now a volunteer nonprofit operation used by civilians, military, journalist, and law enforcements for the purpose of keeping users anonymous. According to www.torproject.org “Using Tor protects you against a common form of internet surveillance known as traffic analysis.” The government uses traffic analysis to spy on individuals by knowing who they are communicating using a public network like Facebook, Gmail, or Yahoo. E-commerce sites that are used for shopping, enjoy knowing your precise location, and are able to price discriminate based on your country origin. Using Tor software…

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