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Author's Note: How the Deep Web Works

The Deep Web is a vague, ambiguous place. But while researching this story, it was easy to conclude at least one thing for sure -- most news headlines tend to sensationalize the dark Web and its seedier side, and rarely mention the untapped potential of the deep Web. Articles about illegal drugs and weapons obviously draw more readers than those detailing the technical challenges of harvesting data from the deep Web. Read the negative, breathless articles with a grain of salt. It's worth remembering that there's a whole lot more to the deep Web than the obvious criminal element. As engineers find better, faster ways to catalog the Web's stores of data, the Internet as a whole could transform our society in amazing ways.

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