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/Firake Jan 20 '22

Technically, the dark web is just the portion of the web which is unindexed by search engines, I’m pretty sure. Basically by definition, it will never become a big thing.

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u/GregorF92 Jan 21 '22

Technically, the dark web is just the portion of the web which is unindexed by search engines

That's the deep web. Dark web requires specialised software/configurations/authorisations to access.