This topic has been in the media ALOT lately, for the less technical individuals here’s a simple way to get at the information.
For (mostly) anonymous access to the ‘dark internet’…. it’s not as ominous and illegal as you might think, you can download a browser here:
If you don’t mind being (possibly) tracked by your IP Address, you can just download a Torrent client such as Transmission or µTorrent.
The torrent file can then be accessed here:
The use of Tor software to hide your network activity occasionally comes up in the main stream news media as being only for illegal purposes such as drugs or pornography. There are however many instances where individuals or groups rely upon their activity being hidden from prying eyes. Examples are… Journalists, politicians and even common citizens that don’t want to have their personal information gathered and shared/sold.
Installing the client software is easy for most platforms. You can download and verify the signatures from the Tor website to be absolutely certain. If you trust the maintainers of the Ubuntu PPA’s or other compilations, you can also do so… (with appropriate precautions):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/tor-browser
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tor-browser