There is an “overwhelming” amount of illicit and illegal content on the dark web, a new study shows.
That statement might seem self-evident. But the Tor browser – also known as the dark web or deep web – was created to protect the anonymity of vulnerable people online. It is a web browser just like Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, but it masks the identity of who is browsing and what they’re looking at.
In the first study of its kind, researchers at King’s College London found that 57 per cent of sites on Tor facilitate criminal activity, including drugs, illicit finance, and extreme pornography.