Business, the Deep Web and the Dark Web. How to find job and work related information online by alternative ways. Not all of the most useful business or corporate information located on the Internet can be found via traditional and well-known search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. Searching online via these “Surface Web” search sites – indexing what is commonly called the “Surface Web”, “Visible Web” or the “Indexed Web”. Searching these indexing sites will of course provide you with a wealth of information, but not all of it will be useful or of the highest quality. If you haven’t heard about the “Deep Web” it’s now time to learn more about it. We will provide you our reader with more and more information in coming posts. This information will not be for business people but also university students or academic learners and researchers who need to understand how to really search the whole web.

Business, the Deep Web – the Invisible Web

The Deep Web and Business Search or ResearchThe World Wide Web (WWW) is a superb resource, but it doesn’t contain all the information that you can find of online resources. Don’t limit your search to what is on the Internet, and don’t expect traditional search engines to find everything that is on the Web. As a matter of fact Google, Bing and Yahoo Search only list between 1% – 5% of what is to be found via online search (nobody really knows the exact percentage), so business people and business information searchers and researchers need to start learning more about alternative ways. And the alternative is what we call “the Deep Web”. Some researchers call this available information the “invisible Web” – however, the name we prefer to us is another name – namely, the “Deep Web”. This major part of the web information (i.e, the 95% to 99% estimation) includes certain file formats, information contained in databases, and pages omitted from traditional search engines.

Business, the Dark Web and Darknets

The Dark Web is the World Wide Web (WWW) content that exists on Darknets, overlay networks which use the public Internet but which require specific software, configurations or authorization to access, like Freenet, I2P, ZeroNet and Tor (The Onion Router). The dark web forms a small part of the Deep Web, the part of the Web not indexed by search engines, like Google, Bing and Yahoo Search. For more information, we suggest you visit Entrepreneur SME Asia and learn about the Surface Web, Deep Web and the Dark Web, this is our sister website’s more detailed information about these very different areas of the web.

Seven in ten (71%) global citizens say the “Dark Net” should be shut down. A Canadian think tank, surveyed more than 24,000 Internet users in two dozen countries in November and December 2015. It found that worldwide, popular opinion is against the dark net and services that allow people to maintain anonymity in their online activity. The problem with such a survey is: Do these 71 per cent of people actually know what the “dark net” is? We kind of imagine that people have heard or read (sensational?) news about drugs and guns being sold online and that criminals or terrorists in general hang out on the Dark Web. That sounds scary, doesn’t it? Of course it does. And it’s perfectly true for sure. And people’s opinion may have been formed because of this. Anyway, the survey didn’t assume that everyone it surveyed actually knew what the dark web was in the first place. So … surveys … (cough).

Is it possible to shut down the Dark Web? As we can see, a lot of folks believe “the dark net” is a place only for criminals, but if people believe that they’re being duped. Because, if they honestly think the Dark Web can just be “shut down,” they have no idea how it really works. To begin with, there’s no such thing as “The Dark Net.” There are many darknets. Tor is the best-known network. We think that the people who want the Dark Web shut down imagine it like one (1) single secret marketplace. Just push a button, and it’s gone. It is much more technical and complicated than that. However, the biggest barrier to shutting down the Dark Web is that not everything happening there is illegal, which means there are no real grounds for shutting it down.

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