You may have watched some crime dramas or other shows where the resident geek goes on the deep web or Tor network. Anyone can access this but you need a special browser. Here’s what the Victor crew found out:
Tor stands for “the onion router”. The web addresses will end in “.onion”. You will need to be careful because some of these sites can be nasty and contain scams. It works by anonymizing your activity so it can’t be detected. People in other countries use this if websites are blocked in their country. For instance, they may need to go to “https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/” to access facebook.com/ or “http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/” to access DuckDuckGo search engine. you can search the web for more sites. Here is a directory we found: https://thehiddenwiki.org/ that lists some sites.
The Tor browser is slower than your usual browser but people use it to bypass censorship. The Tor Browser is a modified Firefox version that you can download here. Remember to be careful of the sites you visit.