Pedophiles have found a way to communicate, exchange child pornography, and offer children for sexual activity in relative freedom . To do this they utilize something known as the “darknet”.
The darknet is a private computer network accessible only by browsers which mask the identity of the user with encryption software. The darknet is a part of the Deep Web which, in turn, is a part of the World Wide Web we all know.
Not indexed by standard search engines like Google, the Deep Web was originally intended for military use . It is still partially funded by the US government, with the purpose of facilitating free speech by political dissidents in China and elsewhere.
Unfortunately, authorities suspect the Deep Web has become a haven for criminality. Comprised of billions of websites (some merely massive databases), it is growing exponentially in size. The darknet is a case in point. Continue reading