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internet : an electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world — Webster
Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (often called TCP/IP, although not all applications use TCP) to serve billions of users worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an extensive range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the infrastructure to support email. Most traditional communications media including telephone, music, film, and television are reshaped or redefined by the Internet, giving birth to new services such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). Newspaper, book and other print publishing are adapting to Web site technology, or are reshaped into blogging and web feeds. The Internet has enabled and accelerated new forms of human interactions through instant messaging, Internet forums, and social networking. Online shopping has boomed both for major retail outlets and small artisans and traders. Business-to-business and financial services on the Internet affect supply chains across entire industries. — Wikipedia
Internet Society Working for an Internet that is open, globally connected, and secure.
- Bangkok’s Neutral Peering Hub Scales Its...by Kittinan Sriprasert on April 15, 2021 at 12:51 pm
Bangkok Neutral Internet Exchange (BKNIX) recently expanded its Internet exchange capacity thanks to outstanding carrier-class equipment provided by the Internet Society In 2015, Bangkok Neutral Internet Exchange (BKNIX) was launched with the ambition to fix slow Internet, improve online experience for users, and lower the cost of Internet access for people in Thailand. BKNIX knew The post Bangkok’s Neutral Peering Hub Scales Its Capacity appeared first on Internet Society.
- Don’t Poke Holes in Our Digital Security Shieldby Lennart Schulze on April 13, 2021 at 2:49 pm
In only a few days the European Union will close the doors on our chance to provide feedback on an initiative which could grant law enforcement agencies backdoor access to encrypted messaging services. Doing this would poke holes in our most important digital security shield. It misleadingly claims it to protect kids’ safety online. As The post Don’t Poke Holes in Our Digital Security Shield appeared first on Internet Society.
- Finally! Local Traffic Remained Localby April Froncek on April 13, 2021 at 1:20 pm
During a recent broadcast of an Italian Series A Championship football match, something extraordinary was happening behind the scenes. Local Internet traffic remained local. Cristiano Zanforlin, Chief Commercial Officer of Milan Internet Exchange (MIX), Flavio Luciani, Chief Technology Officer of Consorzio Namex, and Luca Cicchelli, Interconnection Manager of Consorzio TOP-IX, explain how Italian IXPs helped The post Finally! Local Traffic Remained Local appeared first on Internet Society.
- The Week in Internet News: Encryption Faces...by Grant Gross on April 12, 2021 at 2:52 pm
Encryption in danger: Encryption is essential, but a number of countries are trying to weaken its protections, Wired.com says. Recent attempts to weaken encryption have happened in Germany, Brazil, India, and other countries. “Technical as encryption can be, it is really about something at the very core of how we live our lives today: Should The post The Week in Internet News: Encryption Faces Serious Threats appeared first on Internet Society.
- After Two Decades, the Party Is Ready for the IXP...by Israel Rosas on April 9, 2021 at 3:55 pm
The history of El Salvador’s Internet exchange point (IXSal) is perhaps the longest and most complex, beginning at the end of the last century, in 1999, explains its founder, Lito Ibarra, with a smile. “It started out as a utopia after I started hearing about the experiences of other countries.” Ibarra wrote proposals and received The post After Two Decades, the Party Is Ready for the IXP in El Salvador appeared first on Internet Society.