There’s a Darknet?? It figures. Haven’t even learned how to harness the power of the Internet and there’s a Darknet!
HUBPages Contributor Dean Walsh goes by the alias “electronician” and it’s a perfect pseudonym for him. Have you read his article about the Darknet.
Go see him, if you want to learn. 🙂
Before you go there, here are a few fascinating facts to peak your curiosity.
- A hidden Internet exists underneath the ‘surface web’ and it’s EE-VILLE. Moo-ah-hah-hah-hah! (NOT!)
- To become a member of the Darknet elite you must be a criminal and have super advanced geek skills or … sell your soul to Satan. (NOT!!)
- Darknet was created by the Illuminati who were also inventors of the Deep Web and both systems serve mysterious sinister purposes, including mind control via webcams. Moo-ah-hah-hah-hah! (NOT!)
- The Deep Web is just stuff not indexed by search engines. The Darknet is part of the Deep Web, however, in addition to its contents not being accessible via search engines, users have anonymity, accomplished using a technological enabler called an ‘onion network’.
- Darknet (or the ‘hidden Internet’) was originally developed by the U.S. Military. No Moo-ah-hah-hah-hah! That part is true. The United States Navy, to be specific.
“The Darknet’s large criminal marketplaces are well known. Here, you can buy everything from drugs to assassinations.” True and very scary.
- There is community of netizens who have legitimate reasons for wanting to be anonymous and not have their content indexed. Darknet users in countries (that don’t follow the example of Panama) where censorship is enforced and freedom of expression is restricted and such activity could result in imprisonment or even execution and of course, the U.S. military also have their reasons.
- Accessing the Darknet is practically impossible. An ordinary web browser can not be used. If you don’t have a connection with The almighty god of the geeks in charge, you might as well forget about it!
The last bullet is totally not true. You can use a common browser like Firefox.
Want to know more the Darknet, including how to access it?
- U.S. Military’s tactics on frustrating cyberattacks (newsghana.com.gh)
- Obama Turns to Apple, Microsoft, Others for Cyber-Diplomacy with China (thestreet.com)
- US Navy Develops New System to Protect Ships Against Cyber Attacks (tripwire.com)
- Favorite Mobile Browser Apps for Windows Phone and Android (dailytwocents.com)
- Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Edge? Impressive Web Browser Alternatives (smashingmagazine.com)
- Charting the Course of History (dailytwocents.com)