The Web: A double edged sword
The Internet is an amazing platform that can be used to expand our knowledge and interact with people from many places. This tool have been utilized by many as a mean to start new businesses, speak their mind, etc. The good thing about the Web is can also be its bad thing.
Most of the people that use this tool, barely scratch the surface when it comes to “regular internet usage”, as this is only the one percent of all data available online. The other 99 percent is composed by what is known as the Deep Web. This is the Unlisted version of the internet. It can’t be found online unless you have the right addresses or software to get to this information.
The good part
For journalist that are trying to protect their information, privacy, and sources, this can be really good. Also, it can be great for the people that want to freely express themselves but they are in an authoritarian country. Less we forget, this is priceless for government agencies and business that have sensitive information.
The not good part
I must say that I’m an advocate for privacy online and Internet freedom but we also have to draw lines on issues that can have potential security risks. On the Deep Web, there is another layer underneath and it is described as really dangerous. It is known as the Dark Web. It is said that this is were most of the illegal activities happen online. Worst part of it is that it have negative effects on the real world.
In this dimension, people do all kinds of stuff without ever being tracked, which means that people can do as they please online with barely facing little to no consequences in the real world. Especially, when the government was somewhat responsible for its creation. I think this has to change though. My question are: Is the government will be able to do something about this illegal acts?
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