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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
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RightsCon 2019: Human Rights in the Digital Age
by Juliana Novaes on July 19, 2019 at 5:36 pm
Since its creation in 2011, RightsCon has gathered people from different sectors to discuss human rights in the digital age. It started as an event with a few hundred experts, but has become a major conference, with nearly 3000 participants in 2019. The 2019 program consisted of 17 tracks focusing on major issues, which totalized […] The post RightsCon 2019: Human Rights in the Digital Age appeared first on Internet Society. […]
Accessible, Clear, and Appropriate: An Open...
by Jeff Wilbur, Steve Olshansky on July 17, 2019 at 2:41 pm
With great power comes great responsibility. Online marketplaces, such as Amazon, are becoming increasingly common. But can consumers count on these marketplaces to help safeguard their privacy? On Monday, coinciding with Amazon Prime Day, the Internet Society partnered with Mozilla and other organizations to publish An Open Letter to Amazon about Privacy. We call for […] The post Accessible, Clear, and Appropriate: An Open Letter to Amazon on Privacy Policies appeared first on Internet […]
The Week in Internet News: Amazon, Microsoft Look...
by Grant Gross on July 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm
More access, please: Two large tech companies have announced plans to expand Internet access. First, Microsoft and Ohio-based telecom firm Watch Communications have announced an agreement to extend broadband service to underserved areas in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, the Associated Press reports, via the Jacksonville Journal Courier. The project is part of Microsoft’s Airband Initiative, […] The post The Week in Internet News: Amazon, Microsoft Look to Expand Internet Access […]
The Internet of Things: Connecting the Dots to...
by Steve Olshansky on July 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm
According to a recent survey conducted by Consumers International and the Internet Society, 63% of consumers think the way Internet-connected devices collect data is “creepy.” The Trust Opportunity: Exploring Consumer Attitudes to the Internet of Things, which polled people in the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, France, and the UK, also found that 73% of consumers […] The post The Internet of Things: Connecting the Dots to Become a Smart Consumer appeared first on Internet […]
Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance...
by Kenneth Olmstead on July 9, 2019 at 10:01 am
On Tuesday July 9, 2019 the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA) released its 11th Cyber Incident & Breach Trends report, which provides an overview of cyber incidents – and offers steps organizations can take to prevent and mitigate the potential damage. This year’s report found a shifting landscape of cyber incidents. As the growth […] The post Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance 2018 Cyber Incidents & Breach Trends Report appeared first […]