You’ve probably seen those deep-web images floating around on the Internet. Usually, it goes something like this: There is a towering iceberg and the deeper the underwater portion extends, the more “hidden” and “exotic” the content is described to be. Sometimes these images are accurate to a point, but most are just making things up.
Anonymity, Darknets and Staying Out of Federal Custody, Part One: Deep Web
So what exactly is ‘deep web’ then? Are there really hidden secrets and treasure buried under some cloak and dagger type conspiracy? Well, in short, the answer depends on your idea of treasure and conspiracy.