Top 10 best websites to explore in the Deep Web
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The Deep Web together with the Dark Web may seem like a scary place to go in. But legends about the Deep Web have awakened the curiosity of many people interested in the content that these non-indexed websites can offer, especially if they are not visible for search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.
Although it is known that many Dark Web sites are owned by cyber pirates who promote illegal content, it is possible to find very interesting sites in the Deep Web with legal content that you will hardly find available in the Clearnet. Take a look at some of the best Deep Web websites to start your journey.
How to access the best Deep Web websites
Before starting to explore this hidden world, we must mention that in this article we do not include the links to all the websites mentioned below since some of them change their address constantly to avoid being shut down.
To access the Deep Web it is necessary that you use special search engines. The safest and the best developed so far is Tor (The Onion Router).
Tor is a free software and open network that provides anonymity and security to Deep Web users through its DuckDuckGo browser. By doing a quick search on DuckDuckGo you can find the current addresses of the websites you are interested in.
Tor is supported by Windows, Mac, Linux / Unix, and Android. You can download Tor here and learn more about it.
After this brief introduction, it´s time to see the best Deep Web websites that will keep you entertained while exploring the invisible side of the internet.
This site proclaims the liberation of scientific knowledge for all. Its database contains the fabulous amount of 70 million documents based on scientific research. This means that on Sci-Hub you can find 99% of the academic articles that exist in the world. Sci-Hub promotes the right of everybody to have access to scientific knowledge regardless of their social status, ethnic origin, and place of birth. For Sci-Hub, the scientific information should not be blocked by copyright laws since it limits the development of knowledge and makes profit of something that belongs to humanity.
You can unblock scientific documents using Sci-Hub platform. Find the article of your interest, copy paste its DOI (string of letters and numbers used to identify permanently an article or document in the web) or the URL in the search box of a specific article. If the document is locked, Sci-Hub will unlock it after asking to complete a captcha.
As expected, the Sci-Hub page is under constant attack and regularly changes its location on the Deep Web. To know the current location of the site, we suggest following its official Twitter account
Although you do not believe it, there are still reliable newsrooms and one of them is ProPublica. The content of this site is provided by 75 independent journalists dedicated to exposing the abuses of power of the government, companies and any institution involved in corruption cases.
ProPublica was created in 2007 and its journalistic work has made them winners of four Pulitzer Prizes, and has also helped to stop laws against freedom of expression in the United States.
The portal has thematic sections on politics, business, environment, technology, health, immigration, and education. ProPublica is a non-profit journalism agency and is supported by the donations made by its readers.
There is no better way to manage your cryptocurrencies than doing it anonymously. Blockchain, the popular tool for saving and transferring bitcoins, also has its .onion version.
With Blockchain, you can make your transactions and investments on hidden websites with confidentiality. The best of all is that the site of this virtual bitcoin wallet has an HTTPS certificate for greater security of its users. Blockchain also offers real-time statistics regarding current cryptocurrency value, graphs on mining, and the registration of all your transactions.
When Julian Assange unveiled the famous WikiLeaks papers he put the spotlights of the media on the Dark Web. Although many governments and agencies have tried to discredit WikiLeaks, it remains the most important source of uncensored political documents. Even though WikiLeaks can be visited using a conventional browser, it is necessary to use Tor to share a document from this platform. This assures that documents will be automatically encrypted while uploading.
Maybe you did not know, but Facebook also has its dark version on the Deep Web which you can only access using Tor. Although this version of Facebook does not give you total anonymity, it offers you a higher level of privacy in your communication through its platform. It also gives the possibility for users who live in countries where Facebook is censored to connect to the social network.
Are you curious about how weird the Dark Web forums can be? In Intel Exchange, you can find controversial and even paranormal topics. For example, you can find posts where people share methods to practice telekinesis, others ask for help to create a quantum computer, share conspiracy theories, UFOs and sects secrets, forbidden places, information about the planet X, the Illuminati, FBI documents that supposedly prove the escape of Hitler and more.
When you arrive at this site all you see is an audio player. This might not seem like anything extraordinary until you listen to the recordings that are played automatically. Suddenly you will hear voices reproducing strange dialects, languages, and numbers as if it were a code to be deciphered. Well, this is not so far from reality. Numbers Station plays secret and coded messages sent by spies and military. No one knows when these messages were recorded or if they are being sent in real time. Maybe if you put your headphones while listening, you may find something scary in these messages.
Flashlight declares itself as "an info beam in the Dark Web". If you like to be aware of what is happening in the world of cryptocurrencies and the development of Tor and cybersecurity, Flashlight is a good source of fresh information.
The Hidden Wiki
Are you hungry for more sites in the Dark Web? Maybe you should visit The Hidden Wiki where you will find links to Deep Web sites with the most diverse topics. Just be careful with where your clicks are taking you since they could expose you to fraudulent sites or identity theft.
Are you worried about the confidentiality of the emails you send? You can take a breath with Proton Mail.
Although it is available on the Clearnet, its onion version is one of the most reliable online. Why? Because its servers are located in Switzerland, a country with very strict privacy laws. In addition, by using this open-source, your emails are encrypted immediately making them even inaccessible to Pronton Mail staff. Another advantage that gives you total privacy is that you do not need to enter personal information to signup, manage or create your account.