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The Deep Web

A few facts to capture your attention:
  • 96% of the internet is beyond search engines such as Google and Bing
  • The deep web market place, Silkroad, that has been taken offline allowed users to buy drugs, guns and other goods. The site was involved in $1.2 billion worth of transactions making approximately $80 million in commission.
  • Bitcoin is the dominant currency of the deep web.
  • Edward Snowden used it to leak files of NSA’s mass surveillance programs. (If you want to know more about this, check this website made by the british newspaper The Guardian here)
  • Cicada 3301 is a treasure hunt that emerged in 2012, taking players into the Deep Web. Puzzles focused on code breaking, leading to theories that it is a recruiting tool for government agencies.
  • Services such as hitmen for hire and arms dealers are available on the Deep Web

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