Dark Internet

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The dark Internet,[1] dark address, lost net, dark address space, greynet, or sparse darknets[1][2] refers to network hosts on the Internet that no one can reach.[1]

The dark Internet should not be confused with deep web or darknet distributed file sharing, which refer to hard-to-find websites and secretive networks that are accessible from the Internet. Also, in comparison to the deep web or darknet, the data on the dark Internet are generally harmless in nature, being kept off the internet simply because they are data which most people will not need or search for anyway.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c "Expedition to the Lost Net". BBC News. December 26, 2001. 
  2. ^ Harrop, Warren; Armitage, Grenville J. (November 17, 2005). "Defining and Evaluating Greynets (Sparse Darknets)". The IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, 2005. IEEE Computer Society Press. pp. 344–50. doi:10.1109/LCN.2005.46. ISBN 0-7695-2421-4. ISSN 0742-1303.