The dark web is a small portion of the deep web that has been hidden and is inaccessible through ordinary web browsers. In order to access the dark web a software must be downloaded called the Tor (The Onion Router). Tor is an anonymity network designed to keep your identity and location completely secure as a person browse the web as Tor will route the internet traffic from server to server around the world.
In a democratic country, the government is elected by the people and it is for the people. Simply give this question a thought ‘ask a minister to put himself in the shoes of the people, would the minister wants every of his actions to be monitored (infringement of right to privacy) or to be arrested for making an opinion (infringement of freedom of expression) that is not extremely harmful nor a threat to national security?’ As such, the dark web plays a vital role here.
‘As the years pass the power of government becomes more and more pervasive. … Those in power, whatever their politics, want only to perpetuate it. … (And) the people are the victims.’
Mr Justice Stewart in Branzburg V. Hayes
Edward Snowden, whistle-blower that leaked hundreds of thousands of documents from the National Security Agency (NSA) some of which showed that NSA had conducted warrantless searches on millions of Americans’ emails and phone calls. The way that Snowden presumably managed to release these documents without being traced was believed to be made possible by using the Tor network.
With governments’ preying eyes on each of its citizens and strict legal rules, anonymity is a necessity when exposing the government of its dirty tricks used to suppress its citizens. Malaysia, a former British colonised country, has repealed Section 114A Evidence Act 1950 which came into force on July 2012 states ‘a person is guilty until proven innocent when a publication is sent from a computer which is linked to that network service. This is undeniably contrary to the...