Not Evil

The Not Evil search engine known as a search tool within the Tor network, focusing on providing search capabilities for .onion sites accessible through the Tor browser. The Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet.

Not Evil served as a search engine much like Google does on the surface web, but for Tor’s hidden services, allowing users to find websites with various contents within the dark web anonymously. It was named as a nod to Google’s former motto, “Don’t be evil,” and aimed to provide an anonymous way to search for .onion sites, which are accessible only through the Tor browser.

Dark web search engines like “Not Evil” operate differently from conventional ones. They index .onion websites, which are part of the deep web, not indexed by standard search engines and accessible only via specialized tools like the Tor browser that provide anonymity and privacy.