Honors Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis


Management Information Systems

First Advisor

Bart Garner

Relational Format



As communication technology has grown, so has the potential for crimes to be committed with the new technology. The United States government has attempted to stay current with the times by introducing legislation to increase federal power to detect and stop these crimes, but some feel that some of these new laws and acts reduce personal freedoms and liberties. Enter Tor and the Dark Web, a set of often misunderstood tools and web-based resources designed to make users' data and behavior on the Internet anonymous. This paper describes the aforementioned laws, how Tor and the Dark Web work, and examines how attitudes towards privacy impact knowledge and attitudes towards the Dark Web and Tor.



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