Call it the Deep Net, call it the Dark Net, and it
lives hidden within the internet.
You can't see it with a standard browser like Chrome,
Firefox, or Internet Explorer. You can't search it with Google
or Bing either.
The websites living there have names that end in
".onion" and are made up of a jumble of numbers and
characters. For instance, to buy counterfeit US $50 bills at fifty
cents on the dollar you would go to qkj4drtgvpm7eecl.onion/.
But you can't, yet.
The Deep Dark Net is accessible using a free browser
made available by The Tor Project.
Once you download that you're good to go.
Interesting thing about the Tor browser, not only can
it see things your garden variety browsers can't, it also hides
your identity. The Tor community has servers all around the world
and will bounce your searches off a different bunch of them every
search. Nobody will know who you are, and with good reason.
On the Deep Dark Net you can buy cocaine, speed, mdma,
psychedelics and subscriptions, hire hit men, buy a gun from the
UK, or get a US citizenship complete with SSN and passport.
a website that you can view with a garden variety browser to see a
partial list of what awaits you should you download Tor. Keeping in
mind that 50% of all .onion sites have been shut down (seized).
A couple of websites that don't require Tor, sites
that are merely in the grey area of the web for your amusement are http://www.opentopia.com/, and http://www.insecam.org/. They
both let you choose from "unsecured" video cameras around
the world in bars, computer rooms, universities, swimming pools,
kitchens, and much more. Be forewarned this is also where internet
Often said to be on the dark side of the web, The Human, Pro Ana,
and John.com live in broad daylight.
The Human and John.com are
puzzles that have no known solutions. Pro Ana is
full of help, if you can call it that, and diets for
those wishing to be anorexic.
The dark side, the grey area, the lighter side,
anorexia, or not, that's your call, and that's Cocktail Talk.