Did you know that you access the Deep Web each day without even realising it? In today’s edition of Tech InDepth, we decode dark web and deep web.
The dark web and deep web may sound like interchangeable terms, but that is not the case. In popular understanding, the dark web is often associated with a number of elements like illegal drug trading, weapon smuggling, etc. And while some of it is true, there are more complexities at hand when looking at these concepts.
Today, we will try and take a closer look at the terms dark web and the deep web to understand what these are and how they work. But before that we will understand something much simpler to grasp – the surface web.
What is the surface web?
The surface web is the part of the World Wide Web that is indexed. By indexed, we mean that it can be searched via a search engine like Google, Bing or DuckDuckGo. This can be the Steam Store, your favourite shopping site or piracy website that is banned in your region. If a search engine can pull up said website (say, via a VPN), it is part of the surface web.
Extract from: Tech InDepth: A closer look at deep web and dark web