One man’s journey sheds light on the deep dark web
As promised, I am going to explore the deep dark web. And as also promised I am going to take you with me. I’ve been aware of the dark web and TOR BROWSER for two years but I have not yet truly explored this forbidden world that Google deems too sinister for their search engine to reference. Sounds a little scary for sure. But can it be that the dark web is a place that no reasonable man should venture? I am going to find out. This is going to be a weekly summary of my adventure as I travel down the rabbit hole and find out firsthand what is lurking in the depths of the deep web.
As I write this I don’t know what I am going to find. Murder scenes, bomb recipes, and of course drugs, will certainly be on the menu. But what else I wonder.
It all starts with TOR BROWSER. So let’s begin there. This week we will download TOR BROWSER for torproject.org. This is the mother ship where you can get the software that makes me anonymous as I surf the dark web.
Invented by the US Navy many years ago, Tor piggybacks off the MOZILLA FIREFOX search engine. The navy made its own adjustments to the software so that it keeps the surfer invisible.
This sounds pretty cool. And for now, Tor is the only thing I am going to use to protect me from authorities who would rather I want there at all.
Its easy as pie I find. The download goes smoothly. Here are the instructions I followed to get TOR set up on y machine.
What is the Tor Browser?
The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.
The Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable).
OK. So are you still with meÉ. Join me next week for the next step in the journey into the dark web using the TOR BROWSER.