Refresher: Still No Deep Web Levels

Those of you who read this blog regularly are probably familiar with the concept of the “deep web levels,” which I’ve said don’t exist – on more than one occasion. Someone asked me about it today, however, so here’s your “deep web primer.” The person who created the infamous deep web levels picture was just […]

Do Not Ban Me From The Internet, OK?

I happened to be reading Pirates Could Be Banned From The Internet If Music Industry Wins This Lawsuit on Fossbytes this morning, and that really sounds like a scary prospect. Thankfully, I’m not really one of the people that they’re targeting, although I do sometimes listen to music on YouTube. Does that make me a pirate? Think […]

Curious About Osiris?

I was looking at my stats the other day, and I noticed that people had been searching for the “Osiris Serverless Portal System,” which I mentioned on a few earlier posts. What it is, in a nutshell, is software for creating web portals that are decentralized and don’t require a central server (hence the name). […]

There Is No Marianas Web, But . . .

by Ciphas I’ve noticed that a popular question regarding the deep/dark web lately is about “Marianas Web,” which is supposedly the “deepest” level of the deep web. Well, I hate to tell you this, folks, but there is no such thing. There never was. I believe I’ve referenced RationalWiki’s Deep web entry before, but it really […]

Exposing A Scam: V3RDAD

For the record: I don’t like scammers (who does?), but I have encountered many of them, especially on Tor and other darknets. I suppose that’s all par for the course. My most recent scam encounter has been with a fellow who calls himself (or herself?) V3RDAD. He has a profile on, which is a question […]