What is the Dark Web?

Episode 1340 (1:56:41)

James from Burbank, CA

James has heard about the Dark Web. What is it? Leo says the "Dark Web" is part of the internet that isn't available to search engines. It's websites that can't be picked up. This includes Tor websites that don't allow for identity on the net. Originally it was used by universities to protect academic and research information. Now it's become a bit more nefarious with use for criminal activities via Tor. How can the Dark Web be accessed? By knowing the web address of the location that is hidden.

There are still valuable reasons to have a Dark Web, like Facebook's invisible Onion portal which is for dissidents to communicate in countries that they could be targeted for sharing information.