Internet Privacy & Online Anonymity

Navigating the Internet’s Deeper Waters: Browsing Tor Hidden Sites

It is no secret that ever since its humble beginnings, the internet has expanded to enormous proportions, and it is far from done in its expansion. This is because every person who uses the internet only contributes to its rapid growth. But even though the internet is a vast space that has seemingly been explored extensively by the people who use it, there are still many nooks and crannies in it that have only been seen by a selected number of people.

These websites and web pages have been hidden from the prying eyes of most internet users for a variety of reasons, most notable of which is to maintain the privacy and security of the information that are contained in them. These pages and sites can only be seen by people who have the necessary tools and software to enable web browsers to sift through the layers of security that are mask and veil these sites from the eyes and fingertips of most casual internet users. And while these tools and applications do enable their web browsers to access these hidden sites, it also cripples the other functions of their browsers, which is why extreme care is required when navigating through the less frequented parts of the internet, which is called by members of the media as the “Deep Web” of the internet.

Free Privacy & Anonymity Online => TOR

And one of the applications and tools that are used to “swim” through the internet’s deep end is through the use of the anonymity network Tor, and through a few steps, one may be able to go through the other side of cyberspace called OnionSpace, which is called as such for the many layers of security and protection that one must go through to access these pages and sites.

The first step in browsing Tor hidden sites is for someone to download the entire Tor browser bundle and install and configure it on a computer. This application works by concealing a person’s identity on the internet by hiding his or her IP (Internet Protocol) address. The good thing about Tor in browsing Tor hidden sites is that it can be easily downloaded from its website and is free of charge.

Another benefit of the Tor anonymity network is that the entire bundle can be conveniently placed on a USB stick, allowing users to transfer from one computer to another while maintaining their anonymity because of the web browser included in the bundle that has already been modified to access hidden sites as well as delete any information that would give away a person’s identity. However, configuring the Tor browser bundle on a computer for browsing Tor hidden sites is quite tricky, which explains the fact that there are only a selected number of people who are able to go to the actual OnionSpace.

But once a person successfully installs and configures the Tor network bundle into his or her computer, then he or she can start testing if indeed his or her computer can go browsing Tor hidden sites by going to The Hidden Wiki, which is a Tor hidden site that contains information that cannot be accessed on Google, Yahoo!, Bing or any other search engine, although in comparison to the more secured contents of OnionSpace, there are less levels of security that are in The Hidden Wiki, which is why it is considered as the starting point for people who wish to be able to go browsing Tor hidden sites.

Once a person is able to successfully access The Hidden Wiki, then it is already sure that his or her computer is equipped to navigate the deep end of the internet, where people are more trusting with one another, because the pages and sites there are filled with stories, opinions, files, data, and information that are private, classified and sometimes illegal, which is why more than anything, caution should be practiced when a person decides to go to the deep end of the internet that is called OnionSpace.

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