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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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The Week in Internet News: Email Encryption Has...
by Grant Gross on May 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Encryption fails: A couple of stories in the news this past week demonstrated problems with encryption, or at least, problems with deployment of encryption. One researcher demonstrated an exploitable loophole he called Efail in PGP/GPG and S/Mime software used by email clients, reports Engadget. Efail abuses the active content of HTML emails to access plain […] The post The Week in Internet News: Email Encryption Has Efail Moment appeared first on Internet Society. […]
Dustin’s Internet Community Roadtrip: In the...
by Dustin Phillips on May 18, 2018 at 4:14 pm
Dustin Phillips, Co-Executive Director of ICANNWiki, is traveling across the United States in his red Toyota Corolla, making connections with the people who are making their communities – and the Internet – a better place. While making his way to the Bay Area from Portland, Oregon, he took a slight detour. On my way down to the […] The post Dustin’s Internet Community Roadtrip: In the Bay Area, What Redwoods Can Teach Us About the Internet appeared first on […]
Digital Self-Defense for Palestinian Schoolgirls
by Nicoletta Metri on May 18, 2018 at 2:09 pm
Cyber-bullying is a growing phenomenon amongst preteens. Studies have established that nearly 43% of children are victims of cyberbullying and girls are twice as likely to be targeted. Students who experienced cyber attacks suffer drops in school grades and have more suicidal thoughts than those who had never dealt with such forms of peer aggression. […] The post Digital Self-Defense for Palestinian Schoolgirls appeared first on Internet Society. […]
Sovereignty Is More Than a Designation, It Is a...
by April Froncek on May 17, 2018 at 4:47 pm
The Internet can provide access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunity, but many indigenous communities face challenges to Internet access and inclusion. Brian Tagaban, Director of Government Policy at Sacred Wind Communications and former executive director of the Navajo Nation Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, is at RightsCon this week – the world’s leading conference on human rights […] The post Sovereignty Is More Than a Designation, It Is a […]
RIPE 76 Sees Strong Focus on Routing Security
by Kevin Meynell on May 17, 2018 at 1:14 pm
The RIPE 76 meeting is happening this week in Marseille, France, held at the fantastic location of the Palais du Pharo overlooking Marseille’s Old Port. And it’s also another record attendance with over 850 people registered. The first couple of days have primarily been devoted to plenary sessions, and there’s been a big focus on […] The post RIPE 76 Sees Strong Focus on Routing Security appeared first on Internet Society. […]