What Is The Deep Web?
The deep web is the fraction of the Internet that is hidden and not visible to standard search engines.
The deep web, invisible web, or hidden web areas of the World Wide Web are not indexed by ordinary web search engines. This is in contrast to the “surface web,” which is available to anybody who has access to the Internet. Deep web content is hidden behind HTTP forms, and it includes webmail, online banking, private or otherwise restricted access social-media pages and profiles. Some web forums require registration to view content and services that users must pay for and are protected by paywalls, such as video on demand and some online magazines and newspapers.
Deep Web data is also not indexed by any standard search engine, such as Google or Yahoo. The ‘Deep Online’ refers to all web pages that search engines cannot locate, such as user databases, web forums that need registration, webmail services, and pages behind paywalls.
The US government established the deep web to allow spies to communicate information fully anonymously. In the mid-1990s, US military researchers created the Tor (The Onion Router) technology and placed it into the public domain for everyone to use.
The deep web contains a section of the Internet known as the dark web. The dark web is a subsection of the deep web that is purposefully concealed. You’ll need a password, encryption, or special software to get access to this, and Tor Project or a comparable browser is required to view this. Dark web sites are so well-hidden that they cannot be accessed using standard browsers like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
Tor, a specialized browser, is required to access the black web. The deep web’s material can be found and accessed using a direct URL or IP address, but it may need a password or other security credentials to go past public-website pages.
Academic information, medical records, legal papers, scientific reports, subscription information, multilingual database, financial records, government resource, rival websites, and organization-specific repositories are all stored on the deep web.
Deep Web Example
If some authorities need to access critical and confidential information, they get it through the deep web.« Back to Glossary Index