The Pros And Cons Of The Deep Web

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“The Hidden Web”, or most infamously known as “The Deep Web”, is a portion of the Internet that is not indexed by standard search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etcetera. The reason for this is because standard search engines cannot directly access data that is held in databases, which makes it incredibly difficult for search engines to index. So, how does one go about entering the Deep Web? And what are their intentions? Even though an ordinary person like you and me have no business to conduct there, there are others – who are not so ‘ordinary’ – who may use the Deep Web for both good and sometimes downright nefarious purposes. Those with good intentions on venturing into the deep web seemingly seem to use it for a variety reasons, whether …show more content…
Without these “honeypots”; there would be a lot more people, those who truly belong in jail, walking among us. In my own personal opinion, I am glad that total anonymity will possibly never happen, because having total anonymity, especially online obviously presents an array of problems. Furthermore, I am not advocating that no one has the right to privacy, because that is not the case. However, the main issue pertains to malicious criminals who use the deep, dark web and anonymity to hide their unlawful purposes and intent. Thankfully, as I had talked about earlier; authorities have methods to catch these individuals and persecute them for their wrongdoings. Nevertheless, despite the doom and gloom that the Dark Web entails, there are also some fascinating facts about it. For example, did you know that it has been reported that the Deep Web itself “is approximately 400 to 550 times larger than the surface web, and also contains 7,500 terabytes of information compared to the 19 terabytes of info in the surface web? Also, the …show more content…
Lastly, as of right now I am admittedly not the most tech savvy person whatsoever, so it would be foolish to dive into the Deep, Dark web with no prior considerations and advanced knowledge. I neither condone nor do I disapprove people whom may use the Deep Web for what it is. However, I do not excuse the usage of it for any illegal and immoral activities, and I do not recommend that anyone use it for several reasons, especially if one is inexperienced technologically. If one does decide to go into the Deep Web, without having gained enough proper knowledge first and foremost, then they can possibly become a victim to malicious hackers, software, among other things. As I had stated earlier, the entirety of the Deep Web in itself is not all bad [ Plagiarism?]. However, there is a lot of risks associated with venturing there. If one does decide to go onto the Deep Web, my advice would be not to in the first place. And I would certainly not recommend it for anyone who is the faint of heart, like myself. While conducting this research I have read and heard many terrible things about it, that quite frankly; I had, and still regret the

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