Thursday, November 26, 2009...12:41 pm

Surfing or diving? Google and the “deep web”

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Here’s an interesting piece from the Guardian about the deep web – the more than 99% (it claims) of the world wide web that is invisible to everyday search via, say, Google.

Also interesting is the paper’s editorial stance on this. According to the standfirst:

Freenet software allows users complete anonymity as they share viruses, criminal contacts and child pornography

Nothing there about escaping political or religious repression in totalitarian countries, then. Which would also be a use for a more invisible internet.

Freedom is never easy – but it does strike me that it is often painted as essentially a bad thing nowadays.

Despite the one-sided set-up, the article is a fascinating read though.

[HT: Bristol Editor]

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