Internet is quite huge. We don’t see most of what is on the web because, it is not available from the level of publicly available search engines and directories. A standard Internet user use Google (or any other search engine), and reads information contained on portals which, after searching, adds to favorites and visits during their daily routine. Phrases such as deep web and dark web are often used interchangeably but they do not mean the same.
Deep web are all the pages on the Internet that we will not find through commonly available search engines. Dark web is a kind of encrypted subsection of a deep network, to which we will not gain access using traditional web browsers.
By using the right tools, we can ensure a higher level of anonymity. Hence, the dark web attracts people with not quite good reputation and makes easier to develop of illegal and shady interests.
However, there is a whole bunch of interesting pages, containing a lot of knowledge that is not bad, but would not have the right to exist in ordinary Internet.
People with their ideas and pages go underground, which is dark web. Those who would like to have a little more anonymity, privacy and freedom in expressing their ideas, without suffering legal consequences or persecution, will find there a place for themselves.
One of the many dark webs is the Tor network. This network is used not only by dealers, pedophiles, killers or degenerates but also by journalists, people who want to avoid persecution, Wikipedia moderators, knowledge seekers, privacy lovers and all those who do not want to be tracked by large corporations.
We give up our privacy and anonymity for being able to use “free” services. There is nothing for free on the web. Every page, every social network gathers information about your behavior on the web. Wherever you log in and leave your data, photos, files, information, someone has access to your data. Some use it, others don’t. Even those who respect your privacy are exposed to attacks and leaks. Each of your data is invaluable to corporations and hackers. In fact, both parties want your data, only using it differently. However, always for profit. Your personal data and metadata are products today. Be careful what you upload to the network and what data and traces you leave behind.
After this small introduction, I would like to show you several pages and services that will allow you to search the resources of the Tor network. I suggest that you carefully review these resources and under no circumstances leave your private data there, that could link your network identity to that in the real world.
Remember that there is no tool that gives you 100% anonymity and that there are also groups on the Tor network that are waiting for your mistake. If you want to do something illegal, the cybercrime authorities and hackers who fight evil after hours or are evil, are waiting to capture you.
Read about the Tor network, familiarize yourself with tools such as Tor Browser, Whonix and Tails system. Once you understand something, take a look at the links below, which you can use to start your adventure with the Tor network.
Do not believe everything you find there, have limited trust to everyone, do not leave a trace, have a separate identity created only for the needs of this network and most importantly apply the same rules to the standard Internet.
Below links works only with Tor Browser. You can’t open them in standard browser you are using everyday.
I updated all links in this article to the V3 Onion because since October 15th, 2021Onion Service version 2 is deprecated.
Examples of known services from clearnet providing onion address.
New York Times
The Pirate Bay
Onion Search Engine
The Hidden Wiki
The Onion Web
The USA’s NCIDE Task Force
The CIA’s Official Onion Site
Image and file hostings
Just Another Library
Comic Book Library
Deep Web Radio
Pages in the Tor network are created and disappear, therefore I do not provide all the interesting links. Find them yourself. Some of the above will sooner or later also expire and new alternative places will be created in their place. Unfortunately, the lifetime of websites on the Tor network is much shorter than those on the normal Internet. I will try to keep the above list up to date and only with the longest-lived and most valuable portals. On these pages you will find links to others. You have some interesting link, let me know I will gladly add it to this list. If something has stopped working let me know I will update or delete link.