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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.
El Buen Fin: Tips to Shop Smart
by Israel Rosas on November 16, 2018 at 1:47 pm
Last week I had the opportunity to participate in the first edition of the International Internet and Entrepreneurship Forum (FIIE), in Monterrey, Mexico. The event was convened by NIC Mexico and other organizations of the Internet community of Latin America and the Caribbean as part of the activities of INCmty, an entrepreneurial festival with several […] The post El Buen Fin: Tips to Shop Smart appeared first on Internet Society. […]
Route Leak Causes Major Google Outage
by Aftab Siddiqui on November 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Google recently faced a major outage in many parts of the world thanks to a BGP leak. This incident that was caused by a Nigerian ISP – Mainone – occurred on 12 November 2018 between 21.10 and 22.35 UTC, and was identified in tweets from the BGP monitoring service BGPMon, as well as the network monitoring […] The post Route Leak Causes Major Google Outage appeared first on Internet Society. […]
In Azacualpa, Honduras: “Smart Communities”...
by Nancy Quiros on November 15, 2018 at 2:04 pm
Access to the Internet can change people’s lives for the better. This is particularly true when communities take ownership of that access and take full advantage of it to improve their quality of life. This has been the case in the community of Azacualpa, a village in Intibucá in Honduras. In Azacualpa, the members of […] The post In Azacualpa, Honduras: “Smart Communities” Help Preserve Collective Memory appeared first on Internet Society. […]
Inspecting Gadgets: Don’t Forget the Asterisk...
by Jeff Wilbur on November 14, 2018 at 4:59 pm
As we approach the holiday buying season, excitement is building for all the new IoT gadgets – “smart” everything for the home, fitness/health trackers and a plethora of connected children’s toys. But this excitement should come with a giant asterisk: * Are these products safe? We’ve all seen the horror stories – hacked baby monitors, […] The post Inspecting Gadgets: Don’t Forget the Asterisk When Buying Smart Devices appeared first on Internet […]
U.S. R&E Community Embraces Routing Security
by Kevin Meynell on November 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm
The Internet Society participated in a Routing Security Workshop that was held during the Internet2 Technology Exchange 2018 on 15 October 2018 in Orlando, United States. The research and education networking community has been one of the key targets of the MANRS initiative that is promoting adoption of best practices to reduce threats to the […] The post U.S. R&E Community Embraces Routing Security appeared first on Internet Society. […]