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Deep web: Drugs, guns, assassins, jet planes all for sale on vast anonymous network
Mirrror.comUK ^ | 22 Sep 2012 | Alun Palmer

Posted on 09/23/2012 8:23:36 PM PDT by Daffynition

AT first glance it looks a lot like eBay. But this is no ordinary website.

For sale is a staggering array of illegal goods being traded openly online – everything from child pornography or Class-A drugs, to guns and British passports.

All this is a few clicks away on the deep web, a vast anonymous network hidden from normal web users.

(Excerpt) Read more at mirror.co.uk ...


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Navigating it requires using *Tor* or *Tails*.

Apparently it is commonly used by those who seek to destroy us.: **There are fears that terrorists are communicating and plotting on the deep web, beyond the reach of security services. All that is needed to operate is special software allowing you to connect with what lies beneath, in this shadowy online world.**

1 posted on 09/23/2012 8:23:41 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
Navigating it requires using *Tor* or *Tails*.

Strange. I just started reading a 2-year-old book, Windows7 for Dummies 8 books-in-One and in the "Internet" section there is a discussion about this.

So it's not really a secret, although most of us have never heard of them.

2 posted on 09/23/2012 8:31:50 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Daffynition
Guns and planes are legal to buy and sell and don't require 'deep web' to market them. Go to the Paris Air Show sometime.

/johnny

3 posted on 09/23/2012 8:33:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Daffynition

Get 10% off + free shipping with coupon code “YERBUSTED”


4 posted on 09/23/2012 8:38:34 PM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: publius911

Maybe we’ll all have to be using cryptographic tools in our web surfing.

I can see how the anarchists, Arabs and Chinese are using it, for unsavory activities.


5 posted on 09/23/2012 8:45:28 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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LOL at the article. Starts with a picture of a guy wearing a scary mask with a double barreled shotgun pointed at the camera. Real deep web stuff, those antique firearms! I can buy a twenty-round semi-automatic shotgun no more than a mile from my home—all perfectly legal.

Or maybe it was a deep web advertisement for the scary mask the guy was wearing. You can’t get scary masks just anywhere.

I’ll bet more than half the advertisers on the deep web are law enforcement.


6 posted on 09/23/2012 8:47:14 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Daffynition
In my alternate internet, ahem, in my alternet..

NONE OVER 5' 10"


7 posted on 09/23/2012 8:48:25 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: shove_it

When I web-shop, I usually type *Rush* into the coupon code box.


8 posted on 09/23/2012 8:50:15 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Heh.....I can barely afford fuel for my HP SUV...never mind jet fuel, silly. :)


9 posted on 09/23/2012 8:54:59 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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10 posted on 09/23/2012 8:57:28 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: ModelBreaker

>>I’ll bet more than half the advertisers on the deep web are law enforcement.<<

Selling stuff out of the precinct evidence room.


11 posted on 09/23/2012 8:59:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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12 posted on 09/23/2012 9:00:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition

13 posted on 09/23/2012 9:02:56 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition
“We have to look to a time when authentication of users is at the heart of the internet.”

And that is the real purpose of the article.

Yes, researchers do estimate that only about 10% of what is available through the internet is searchable by google, but that doesn't mean that 90% of the internet is criminal activity. Most of what is not indexable is either asked to not be indexable by search engines, or in databases connected to the web, but not searchable by search engines.

This criminal activity certainly goes on, but it is not 90% of the web traffic. Its more like .0001%

14 posted on 09/23/2012 9:04:48 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Daffynition

LOL. I didn’t know they let kids into the deep web. It’s pretty cool they have shopping carts, though.

But that’s one scary mask.


15 posted on 09/23/2012 9:06:31 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: JoeProBono
I can relate.


16 posted on 09/23/2012 9:06:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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>>I’ll bet more than half the advertisers on the deep web are law enforcement.<<

Selling stuff out of the precinct evidence room.

There was a thread here a while back about DoD selling military surplus to various California police agencies. All information was available to the public.

17 posted on 09/23/2012 9:07:04 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Vince Ferrer

This caught my eye, also: **Experts say it is 100 or 200 times larger than the internet most users access**


18 posted on 09/23/2012 9:09:00 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: ModelBreaker

It’s where they get their porn. :(


19 posted on 09/23/2012 9:10:29 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: thecodont

Lots of *ammo* threads too.


20 posted on 09/23/2012 9:12:35 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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Experts say it is 100 or 200 times larger than the internet most users access

There is enough c&@p on the net as it is ,how much more C''P can the net handle? :)

21 posted on 09/23/2012 9:18:44 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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22 posted on 09/23/2012 9:20:16 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
HAHAHA!


23 posted on 09/23/2012 9:27:27 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: moose07

The Deep Web (also called the Deepnet, the Invisible Web, the Undernet or the hidden Web) is World Wide Web content that is not part of the Surface Web, which is indexable by standard search engines.

It should not be confused with the dark Internet, the computers that can no longer be reached via Internet, or with the distributed filesharing network Darknet, which could be classified as a smaller part of the Deep Web.

Mike Bergman, founder of BrightPlanet, credited with coining the phrase, has said that searching on the Internet today can be compared to dragging a net across the surface of the ocean: a great deal may be caught in the net, but there is a wealth of information that is deep and therefore missed. Most of the Web’s information is buried far down on dynamically generated sites, and standard search engines do not find it. Traditional search engines cannot “see” or retrieve content in the deep Web—those pages do not exist until they are created dynamically as the result of a specific search. The deep Web is several orders of magnitude larger than the surface Web.Estimates based on extrapolations from a study done at University of California, Berkeley in the year 2001, speculate that the deep Web consists of about 7,500 terabytes. More accurate estimates are available for the number of resources in the deep Web: He detected around 300,000 deep web sites in the entire Web in 2004, and, according to Shestakov, around 14,000 deep web sites existed in the Russian part of the Web in 2006


24 posted on 09/23/2012 9:32:01 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition
This caught my eye, also: **Experts say it is 100 or 200 times larger than the internet most users access**

Tha author wants to make readers believe that this is all criminal activity. Think about your own web use at work and at home. Then multiply that by 200. In order for all of that to be criminal activity, the reader has to believe pretty much everyone in the world except them has to be logged into that thing all day trading heroin and child porn with Afghan drug lords, or buying and selling James Bond equipment in our spare time. We just didn't tell the reader.

25 posted on 09/23/2012 9:34:31 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks for that explanation Joe, makes sense.


26 posted on 09/23/2012 9:44:17 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Daffynition

“It’s where they get their porn. :(”

Sadly, they don’t need the deep web for that. Just watch commercials on TV for long enough.


27 posted on 09/23/2012 10:32:29 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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