Kristin Finklea, Specialist in Domestic Security (March 10, 2017)
"The layers of the Internet go far beyond the surface content that many can easily access in their
daily searches. The other content is that of the Deep Web, content that has not been indexed by
traditional search engines such as Google. The furthest corners of the Deep Web, segments known as the Dark Web, contain content that has been intentionally concealed. The Dark Web may be used for legitimate purposes as well as to conceal criminal or otherwise malicious activities. It is the exploitation of the Dark Web for illegal practices that has garnered the interest of officials and policymakers..."