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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 Week in Internet News: San Francisco Bans Use...
by Grant Gross on May 20, 2019 at 1:53 pm
No cameras, please: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to ban the use of facial recognition technologies by the policy and other agencies over privacy and civil liberties concerns, the New York Times reports. Even though police across the country have used the technology to identify criminals, facial recognition has raised fears of […] The post The Week in Internet News: San Francisco Bans Use of Facial Recognition by Police appeared first on Internet Society. […]
Envisioning the Future in the Middle East
by Layal Jebran on May 16, 2019 at 7:17 pm
How can the brightest minds help transform the Middle East for the better? The MIT SciTech Conference hoped to find answers. The annual three-day conference, which took place 19-21 April in Boston, Massachusetts, brought together students and professionals from across North America and the MENA Region. This year’s theme was “Envisioning the Future: Cities of MENA,” […] The post Envisioning the Future in the Middle East appeared first on Internet Society. […]
WhatsApp: How a Bug Relates to the G7
by Olaf Kolkman on May 14, 2019 at 5:02 pm
On 13 May, more than a billion users saw the messaging application WhatsApp being updated. At the same time reports appeared that a vulnerability had been used in attacks that targeted an unknown but select number of users and was orchestrated by an advanced cyber actor. Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, reported it fixed a […] The post WhatsApp: How a Bug Relates to the G7 appeared first on Internet Society. […]
The Week in Internet News: Broadband Project to...
by Grant Gross on May 13, 2019 at 1:49 pm
Dead end: ProPublica has a story about Kentucky’s $1.5 billion broadband expansion program, which the story calls an information highway to nowhere. The program is behind schedule and over budget, with the state’s IT chief directing money to other projects and partnering with commercial ISPs. Broadband billions: Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that […] The post The Week in Internet News: Broadband Project to Nowhere appeared first on Internet Society. […]
Introducing The Internet Society Accessibility...
by Muhammad Shabbir Awan on May 10, 2019 at 5:56 pm
An ordinary day on 9th April 2019 was turned in to an extraordinary one, as our efforts bore fruit and we finally succeeded in chartering the Internet Society Special Interest Group on Accessibility. The Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group or ISOC Accessibility SIG/ISOC A11y SIG is intended to serve persons with disabilities to ensure […] The post Introducing The Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group appeared first on Internet Society. […]