What is the Dark Web? | CNBC Explains

What is the Dark Web? | CNBC Explains


You’re watching a video on YouTube. Then you head to Amazon to buy your Grandma’s
birthday present This internet browsing is taking place on
a layer of the internet called the Surface Web. But beneath it are many more layers of the
internet, in what’s known as the Deep Web. At the top of these layers are websites that
can be accessed, but can’t be found by doing a search on Google or Bing. Think online banking and government databases,
pages that are password encrypted. But what if you keep going down, all the way
to the bottom of the Deep Web? Well, here you’ll find the Dark Web. Here, users communicate through encrypted messages and can buy or sell anything with total anonymity. It’s been called the ‘wild west’ of
the internet because operating here in the shadows are extremists, criminals and trolls. So, where did the Dark Web come from and how
does it work? Well firstly the Dark Web is not a place but
a term that describes parts of the internet that hide your identity and location. The Dark Web’s infrastructure was created
in the 1970s at the same time as the internet itself – but to utilize it, you needed darknet
software. Enter the U.S. Naval Research Lab who created,
back in the early 2000s, one of the first and still the most popular darknet software
– Tor. It was created for a number of reasons, which
included providing the U.S. Navy’s intelligence officers with the means to maneuver through
the internet without being recognized or traced. But, to really give you an understanding of what the
Dark Web is like we need to explore it first hand… So I’ve downloaded Tor, which looks like a normal
web browser and seems to behave like one too. I can visit any site I like, but unlike normal
web browsers which would register my IP address straight away, the Tor browser bounces my
request to enter the site via several computers around the world encrypting and decrypting
my identification as it goes so that no one knows where the request has come from. Now that I’m browsing the internet anonymously,
certain websites have become accessible. Sites that are much like the infamous Silk
Road. The Silk Road was the one of
the first online black markets where you could buy drugs,
guns and child pornography. Two years after starting the site the founder,
Ross Ulbricht, was arrested in 2013 and sentenced to life in prison for money laundering, drug
trafficking, hacking and fraud. This was quickly followed by a shutdown of
its successor Silk Road 2.0 along with similar sites such as ‘Project Black Flag’ and
‘Black Market Reloaded’. There are even reports that the FBI has hacked
into Tor itself, which subsequently saw the browser’s usage drop by nearly 50%. This all gives the impression that the authorities
are fighting back, but closing down one or two online markets has simply cleared the
way for its competitors. If you didn’t want to use the Tor browser,
there’s I2P or Freenet. Instead of Silk Road 2.0, there’s now Dream, Agora or
Alphabay and they all provide the same services. The Dark Web however is not just an eBay for
illegal purchases. It’s also used by radical extremists to
communicate and spread propaganda. But not all activity going on down in the
Dark Web is illegal. Tor, for instance, receives 60% of its backing
from the U.S. State Department and the Department of Defense to act as a secure network for
both government agencies and political dissidents fighting oppressive regimes. Over the past decade, the Dark Web has empowered
activists to spread news during the Arab Spring and encourage whistleblowers to release information. The Dark Web as a tool to help journalists
uncover the truth was made popular by Wikileaks. Now news organizations such as The New York
Times and The Guardian all host Dark Web drop sites for uploading anonymously leaked tips
and documents. It’s also helped domestic-violence victims
hide from online stalkers and allowed ordinary citizens to surf the web without being tracked
by advertisers or even the government. Which leaves us with a great dilemma… If the authorities try (and succeed) in shutting
down the Dark Web and the criminal activity that it supports, they’ll also be adversely
affecting all the people that use it for social benefit. The question remains whether internet freedom
and privacy, for legitimate and sometimes life-saving reasons, are worth protecting
while this vast criminal underworld operates alongside it, inside the dark web.

100 thoughts on “What is the Dark Web? | CNBC Explains

  1. Tor browser is a gateway for secret services to get their targets. It's not a dark web It is like a spider web where spider is wating for *
    The dark web is so far from this shit….

  2. IF ANY TECH DEVICE IS CALLED SMART- BIG BROTHER CAN TRACK YOU.PHS,TVS,TABLETS l,WHATEVER THE DEVICE THEY ARE FOLLOWING YOU!!OUR RIGHTS ARE GONE!

  3. On one hand you are saying dark web hide ur identity and on other hand ur saying US dept has shutdown websites on dark web , how contradictory

  4. its clearly the last days as mentioned in Revelations. dunno how atheists can't see this. World IS coming to an end….

  5. THE MSM PORTRAYS THE DEEP OR DARK WEB AS A EVIL WILD WEST CRYPTIC PLACE. FYI, NOT ONE CASE OF A HITMAN HAS EVER BEEN VALIDATED, RED ROOMS, NEVER VALIDATED, AND THE CREATORS, THE U.S. GOV. DOESNT WANT YOU TO USE IT. WHY?' WELL, THE ANSWER IS EASY…. THEY WANT TO SPY ON YOU… AND THE U.K.. FUCK THE FBI, NSA, AND CIA.

  6. I wish true anonymity was possible, that's why god is so powerful, there is no way to know if it exists, or what it does.

  7. True anonymity is a myth. There is always a way to to discover the identity of a user. Think of the dark web and its software as you would think of the lock on your front door. The lock gives us a sense of security but it isn't really very secure. If someone really wants in they'll get in by intelligence or brute force. Those who use the dark web are playing the odds. They are vulnerable but there's a lot of traffic and not enough cops to chase every speeder.

  8. Personally, I don't know about using the "Dark Web".  I am not sure about getting involved with that.  I am not sure about how that will go.

  9. Remember some months ago when all cell phones had a so called emergency situation?..that is the government spying on us im sure😣

  10. There is no place to hide. They are always watching. They are every where and the evangelicals put them there.

  11. What wasn't so clearly communicated is that the Deep Web is something we all use every day and we're expected to.

    Google, DuckDuckGo, Bing, Yahoo etc all use programs called crawlers that go to websites and click all the available buttons and log where it takes them.
    Simple example, it goes to YouTube, clicks things like "Home" "Trending" "YouTube Premium" "Help" and "Login", but never fills in an input field like the search bar.
    Now even assuming the crawlers click the videos they get served by the algorithm and endlessly keep clicking (so in theory they'd see every video that you could search for), that still leaves private videos (which you need an account for) and unlisted videos (the ones you need the URL for before you get there). Of course, logging in a website and checking your private messages, going to a government site, syncing your programming project through version control that's online (or just using a non-public dropbox and other cloud storage). All Deep Web.

    Of course, that's because of the CNBC's bias, had they told this first part they couldn't have emphasized the illegal activities on the Dark Web as much as they did now. Basically glossing over (although they did mention it, so credit where credit's due) the legitimate use. Regular private use of the web, circumventing government censorship, safeguarding journalists/activists/immigrants etc.

  12. JUST DONT MESS WITH THE DARK WEB DONT PLAY WITH IT DONT GO OUT WITH IT DINT BOUNCE WITH IT DONT HOP WITH IT DINT FLY WITH IT DONT HAVE DINNER WITH IT DONT PLAY FOOTBALL WITH IT JUST DONT GET INVOLVED WITH IT

  13. so this where the BORGIN & BURKS online shop located…

    malfoy needs his cupboard with bird inside alive….

  14. Enough some stupid people claiming hacker they are scam I just met hacker Dricko who can hack bitcoin, PayPal and bank without being traced with no upfront payment you can reach him at….. and WhatsApp; +1 (774) 512-2711

  15. 🔵 DARK web?? WTF – Is there a "light" web?? 😏🤣🤣🤣

    I used to get on some pretty HORRIFIC sites but it screwed with me (momentarily) so I strongly suggest that y'all avoid them!!!

  16. Ok but if no one can’t track your location in the dark web how the fuck someone can buy something ilegal without being track? I mean for example amazon and eBay needs your direction for your package arrives.

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  18. Okay they act like you'll be anonymous if you use this that and the other well let me burst your bubble okay any internet provider you have at least here in the United States the hold onto your data for 10 years that's longer than most people keep tax forms every keystroke you do every search they hang on to it it's recorded day even send you a letter about once a year to let you know that they have it so you're anonymous Malarkey you're full of it I'll give you an example of don't be stuck on stupid it was a guy doing America wanna grow operation here in the United States what kind of bus did you say the light company the light company noticed that the guy was using an outrageous amount of electricity which is no big deal as far as they should be happy they're getting more business but no they let the law enforcement people know that there's possibly a marijuana grow thing in this guy's house so they went and they raided the house and they left the guy notes to contact police after they took all his marijuana plants so yeah you're safe playing on the internet and spots you're not supposed to be here in right

  19. This Is Very Interesting Seeing I Have Tor Installed On My HP Computer I Knew The Darkweb Is Part of Tor But Just Where To Find It?. WOW This Is Very Intense.

  20. The software that uses Navy grade encrypted software encryption software there is no Eminem t there's even a warning when you enter the dark web of your identity being possibly stolen at any moment where you live being tracked by anybody anywhere if you don't have a VPN they can find where you live even if you have a VPN they can still track you to your exact location

  21. There's also things called FBI Honeypot swear they get you to either order a Hitman service drugs money guns and even pornography that is illegal once you click that they find where you are and they are make the arrest in the temp to apprehend the suspect this is why I don't go in the dark weapon do illegal things

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  23. Is it real? I belive that there is no index on the DNS servers about the location of those so-cold unknown websites. The ideea that the internet is hidden in nonsense – the internet is available for all. But, all you need is a bit of know-how✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼.

  24. To me it's a lot more than others you see I grew up with the webbers in Oklahoma they were in Texas when I grew up with them Curtis Weber Stephanie Weber her brother Eddie breedlove go figure

  25. Therefore, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in an ear in private rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.
    Luke 12:3

  26. New to deepweb? Then I recommend visiting deepweblinks2onion(.)com – there are interesting links. Good luck;)

  27. Okay, I'm 71 yo and a little hard of hearing…that f00king music in the background makes half of what the narrator is saying unintelligible. We don't need a musical score in every video.

  28. I thought it was a secret internet place for illegal hackers, for illegal activities,criminals and could't be accessed by normies. But it is public 😒 i am disappointed ! It takes the fun away from the mystery.😔

  29. 90% people who uses internet might have no clue about dark web.
    Why provide this kind of information to general public?

  30. Me asking why are you going through the stairs and getting tired when there are great elevators helping you 😂😂😂😁😁🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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