Searching The Deep Web and The Unmapped Internet

Today’s post comes to us in slightly altered form from Joe Howard of the WeeklyPique, which specializes in deep-dive looks at a particular subject, once a week. Consider this your quick intro to the Deep Web. And you don’t even need to use TOR!

Web of Deceit by Andy Cull on Flickr

Web of Deceit by Andy Cull on Flickr

Some think it’s where sexual deviants access child pornography or devoted drug users go to purchase their substance of choice. Others see it quite differently as a marketplace completely devoid of personal information – the first of its kind. While both arguments hold water, the real question is: what implications does a completely anonymous Deep Web have on society? We’ve got the links to answer that question and more! Read on to learn more about the Deep Web than you ever imagined.

The Rise & Fall of Silk Road: Part I [WIRED] by Joshuah Bearman, Joshua Davis and Steven Leckart
Article (45 minutes)
“Just then the front door burst open, knocked off its hinges by a SWAT team wielding a battering ram. Quickly the house was flooded by cops in riot gear and black masks, weapons at the ready. There was Green, covered in cocaine and flanked by two Chihuahuas. ‘On the floor!’ someone yelled…”

The Rise & Fall of Silk Road: Part II [WIRED] by Joshuah Bearman, Joshua Davis and Steven Leckart
Article (41 minutes)
“On approach to Keflavík International Airport, he could now see the city of Reykjavik coming into view. And just beyond that, perched on the edge of a moss-covered lava field: the massive matte-white box that housed the Thor Data Center…”

How the Mysterious Dark Net is Going Mainstream [TED] by Jamie Bartlett
Video (14 minutes)
“Not that I’m suggesting anyone in this audience would use it to go and procure high-quality narcotics. But let’s say for a moment that you were…”

Why I Had to Buy My Wife’s Inhaler on the Dark Web [Motherboard] by Ross Whitaker
Article (8 minutes)
“The inhaler itself was completely legitimate and identical to what our local pharmacy would have given Jackie. The only difference was the price, and the fact that a crime had to be committed to get it…”

The Deep Web Isn’t All Dark [The Lost Lectures] by Joseph Cox
Video (15 minutes)
“In one move, I did more to limit child pornography access than all the Twitter pedo hunters of the last three years. What have you done today?”

Inside the Deep Web Drug Lab [Back Channel] by Joseph Cox
Article (14 minutes)
“Welcome to DoctorX’s Barcelona lab, where the drugs you bought online are tested for safety and purity. No questions asked…”

Deep Web: The Untold Story of Bitcoin and the Silk Road [The Young Turks] by Alex Winter & Cenk Uygur
Video Interview (6 minutes)
“It gets into 4th amendment search and seizure questions. Is privacy for human beings today a right or a privilege? Do we even have privacy? Because the internet crosses boundaries…”

How to Access the Dark Web, Where All Sorts of Illegal Stuff Goes Down Online [Business Insider] by Cale Guthrie Weissman
Article (8 minutes)
“The easiest way to obfuscate your IP address — a precondition for operating the deep web — is to use a tool known as a Tor browser…”

Longer Reads

The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld by Jamie Bartlett
Tor Browser Handbook: Quick Start Guide On How To Access The Deep Web, Hide Your IP Address and Ensure Internet Privacy by S.K. Masterson
Deep Web by Ryan Wiley

About the Author

Joe Howard

Joe Howard

Joe Howard writes a weekly newsletter at The Weekly Pique. Google employees, CERN physicists, award-winning journalists and world-famous artists subscribe to dive down the rabbit hole.

Categories: Anonymity, Crime, Crypto, Cyber, Dark Web, Deep Web, Drugs, Hackers, News, Privacy, Security

2 replies

  1. Somebody knows how to dig up great evocative images to go with these. Way to go!


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