As privacy and security become greater concerns, more people will turn to the “Deep
Web”—the large portion of the Internet that’s not accessible to standard search engines—
for both mundane and nefarious purposes. Driven by the Snowden Effect, we may also see
the term expand to include various anonymity-enabling spaces. For instance, Google’s
Jared Cohen envisions a black market for fake digital identities that allow people to
Many speakers, including Edward Snowden, referenced Tor, a
service that redirects Internet traffic via a worldwide network
so as to protect the user’s anonymity. The software also resists
censorship and provides an entry point to the Deep Web.
Mentions of this once-obscure service have been popping up
with more frequency.
Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin allow users to transact
anonymously, bypassing banks and governments.
THE DEEP WEB