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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.
The Digital Services Act and Why the Architecture...
by Ceren Ünal on September 18, 2020 at 8:06 pm
Earlier this year, as part of the European Digital Strategy, the European Commission announced a Digital Services Act package to develop new and revised rules to harmonize and deepen the Single Market for digital services. As a part of that initiative, it also initiated a public consultation to scope the specific issues that may require regulatory intervention. The post The Digital Services Act and Why the Architecture of the Internet Must Be Preserved appeared first on Internet Society.
Making Connections to Make a Difference at the...
by Stine Philipsen on September 18, 2020 at 3:13 pm
Each year during Chapter Workshops, representatives from across the Internet Society come together to advance their shared vision of an open and trusted Internet for everyone. They gather elbow-to-elbow on five different continents, sharing experiences and exchanging local, regional, and global perspectives. These annual workshops are a meeting ground for Internet Society Chapters, project leads, The post Making Connections to Make a Difference at the 2020 Chapter Workshops appeared first on […]
What Will the Internet Look Like in 2030? New...
by Mabel Gunda on September 16, 2020 at 2:42 pm
From the environment to the economy, the Internet is reshaping and disrupting several sectors of our society. What might future patterns of disruption look like? How will these changes affect all of us, particularly those on the margins of society? What new solutions can we generate today, to address the challenges of tomorrow? At the The post What Will the Internet Look Like in 2030? New Grants Program for Researchers Studying the Future of the Internet appeared first on Internet Society.
Member News: Kyrgyzstan Chapter Focuses on Online...
by Grant Gross on September 15, 2020 at 5:16 pm
Library access: The Kyrgyzstan Chapter of the Internet Society has started work on version 2.0 of its ilimBox project, an online educational platform for teachers and students. The ilimBox device, now powered by the Raspberry Pi 4, will include new educational videos, audio, and text resources. IlimBox is a digital library for schools and public The post Member News: Kyrgyzstan Chapter Focuses on Online Resources for Schools appeared first on Internet Society.
The Week in Internet News: Microsoft Warns of...
by Grant Gross on September 14, 2020 at 9:00 am
Hackers vs. the election: Microsoft has warned that hackers from Russia, China, and Iran are targeting U.S. election systems, The Hill reports. The tech giant is seeing increasing efforts to hack into the Donald Trump and Joe Biden presidential campaigns. A Russian hacking group called Strontium has targeted more than 200 organizations, political campaigns, and parties over The post The Week in Internet News: Microsoft Warns of Cyberattacks on U.S. Election appeared first on Internet Society.