Reading time: 2 minutes Published by HARRY TUCKER for news.com.auIF YOU think you are accessing the whole internet through browsers such as Chrome and Firefox, you are completely wrong.
These surface browsers only give you access to four per cent of the actual internet. Then there is the hidden mass of content, known as the Deep Web.
Although the Deep Web and anonymous browsing through TOR has been around for a while, it has recently come to the attention of the mainstream due to shows such as Netflix’s House of Cards.
So what is this mysterious Deep Web?
It’s called the “Deep Web” because it is, well, deep and contains all of the websites and data that you can’t access through a regular search engine. The Deep Web itself makes up nearly 96 per cent of the world’s internet content and is totally anonymous. In fact, you can’t even access the deep web unless you are also anonymous. Which begs the question — how do you enter the deep web?
You need to use a special type of anonymous browser, the most commonly used being TOR (The Onion Router). These browsers can find information not available through surface browsers – such as pages not linked to other pages, sites that require registration and limited access content.
After the NSA spying scandal
, concerns have been growing over internet privacy. This has led people to flock to TOR for its ability to let users browse the web in true anonymity.Read more