Dark and deep webs-liberty or abuse

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While the Dark Web is the safest internet platform, it is also the most dangerous platform at the same time. While users can stay secure and almost totally anonymously, they can also be exploited by other users, hackers, cyber-criminals, and even foreign governments. The purpose of this article is to explore and discuss the tremendous benefits of anonymous networks while comparing them to the hazards and risks that are also found on those platforms. In order to open this dark portal and contribute to the discussion of cyber and politics, a comparative analysis of the dark and deep web to the commonly familiar surface web (World Wide Web) is made, aiming to find and describe both the advantages and disadvantages of the platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cyber
  • DarkNet
  • Information
  • New politics
  • Web
  • World wide web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management


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