r/NoStupidQuestions Jan 20 '22

If internet privacy is such a big issue, how come the dark web hasn't become more mainstream? Unanswered

Admittedly, I have very little knowledge about the backend of the dark web but my understanding is that it's big benefit is that it provides anonymity for its users.

If the average citizen is so concerned about privacy, how come there aren't hoards of developers building out TOR browsing so that it functions similarly to the regular web with the exception of maintaining your privacy?

Edit: got my terminology confused and mixed up "Dark Web" with "TOR browsing."

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u/thunder75 Jan 20 '22

I think you're thinking of TOR browsing. The dark web is just a subsection of the deep web where the shady stuff happens.