The history of the Internet as you may not know it — part 2 — the Deep Web

The history of the Internet as you may not know it.

Get ready for a series of articles where you’ll learn hidden facts about the world of the Web and ways to gain new knowledge!

Part 2

WHAT IS THE DEEP WEB?

WHAT CAN YOU FIND ON THE DEEP WEB?

Deep Web: Pros and Cons

PRO:

  • The Deep Web gives users access to much more information than would otherwise be available on the internet and another important thing is that you have privacy.
  • Encryption on the deep web allows service sites to keep their content away from internet users who don’t pay.
  • With encryption both businesses and individuals can conduct financial transactions securely over the internet.

CONS:

  • In the 1990’s, the Internet was meant to give everyone an equal chance to access everything.
  • Fee-for-service websites offer access to premium productivity tools only to those who can afford it. In many cases, the tools cost tens, hundreds and even thousands of dollars, creating barriers for many users.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DEEP WEB AND THE DARK WEB?

  • The Deep Web contains the Dark Web which is only a small part of the internet, around 3%-5% of the whole internet.
  • The Deep Web refers to websites that cannot be accessed through a traditional search engine, while the Dark Web is a portion of the Deep Web that has been intentionally hidden and is inaccessible through standard browsers and methods, being encrypted.
  • The Deep Web contains over 90% of the information, whereas the Dark Web has only a few thousand websites.

IS IT ILLEGAL TO ACCESS THE DEEP WEB?

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