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The Deep Web, the bit of the World Wide Web that's not indexed by search engines like Google and Bing, is of intense interest to people who want to avoid government spies and law enforcement.

It is a lawless cyber-frontier with similarities to the Old West; it is intrinsically neither good nor bad but it holds particular attraction for pioneers because its resources haven't been fully explored, and it holds particular attraction for criminals because they can get away with doing things there that they can't do elsewhere.

Like the Old West when it was everything west of the Mississippi river, the...

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