For most users, the Visible Web is all that they'll ever need, where information, products, and services can be readily accessed or searched for. But little is known about the Deep Web. What is it? How does it work? Is it legal? Is it real?
A 16-month trial unprecedented in magnitude in the history of global judicial systems culminated in a decision that found the man behind the Silk Road guilty of seven charges. Here's a timeline of how the deep web has evolved through the years.
While the Deep Web has often been associated with The Onion Router (Tor), this research paper introduces other networks that guarantee anonymous and untraceable access—the most renowned darknets and alternative top-level domains.
According to the FBI, in the two and a half years of Silk Road’s existence, the site has generated sales totaling over 9.5 million Bitcoins and collected commissions on those sales of over 600,000 Bitcoins. Read more about Deep Web marketplaces here.