Do you Tor? You know I’m obsessed with privacy and free speech, so I downloaded Tor, the browser that allows you to explore the web anonymously. I won’t bore you with the particulars, you can read the Wiki page for that, but Tor provides layers of encryption that makes it pretty much impossible to trace your web doings. Oh, you didn’t know about the government and corporations spying on your web activities? Look into it.
Tor is also your gateway to the “deep web.” It took me all of about 20 minutes to stumble down that rabbit hole. Since I don’t have a need for bulk MDMA, pedoporn, or a contract killer, I really have no use for these sites, but I admit it’s a little thrilling to take a stroll through the back alleys of the internet. It’s an eBay of criminality people – ANYTHING YOU WANT. Bitcoin is the currency. Thank God I didn’t have access to the black markets of the deep web when I was 20, or I would have been crotch-deep in MDMA. It’s both exhilarating and alarming to know that this unregulated underworld exists and is not at all difficult to access. Tor. Go Deep.