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The other Side of the Internet
The internet is divided into 3 parts. This is the Surface web, deep web and the dark web.
The Surface Web
The surface web is the portion of the internet that is readily available and visible to the general public and it is searchable with the standard web search. The websites, web pages, blogs and information you find using the search engines like Yahoo, Bing, Google, e.t.c are on the surface web. The normal users use only the surface part of the web. Guess what? The surface web is only 4% of the whole internet.
Any reference to the surface web will be referring to the common websites.
The Deep Web
The deep web of invisible web is the part of the internet whose content are readily available and visible to the general public because they are not indexed by the standard web search engines.
The deep web is hundreds of times bigger than the surface web. The data in the deep web is not necessarily hidden on purpose but it is just hard for current search engines to find and makes sense of it
The deep web has much more information and data than the surface web; if the surface web is the tip of the iceberg, then the deep web is the majority of the underwater part of it. 96% of the whole internet is Deep Web.
The Dark Web
The dark web is the word wide web content that exists on the darknets. It is a collection of websites that exist on an encrypted network and cannot be found by using traditional search engines or visited by using traditional browsers.
The data that are purposefully unrevealed and is not attainable through any standard web browsers is termed as Dark Web. Dark Web is mostly used for illegal activities. The content inside Dark Web is usually found using the Tor network. Drugs trading, Arms trading, Illegal Paypal account details and many more things that one cannot even imagine, are available over there. Dark web is termed as hackers’ paradise. One should not visit the dark web ever. Dark Web was invented for the purpose of US NAVY but now it’s used as the black market of the Internet.
The sites on the Dark Web can be visited by anyone, but it is very difficult to work out who is behind the sites. And it can be dangerous if you slip up and your identity is discovered.
Difference between the Dark Web and Deep Web
The key difference is that the Dark Web is a small portion of the Deep Web. The deep web is the entire web that is not accessible by conventional search engine but dark web is a certain website within the deep web that is linked to criminal activity and illegal market places.