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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.
Concluding the IETF Rough Guide, Long Live the...
by Mat Ford on March 19, 2019 at 1:24 pm
For many years we have produced a series of blog posts as a Rough Guide to each upcoming IETF meeting usually in the week prior to the meeting. The Rough Guides were intended to provide a snapshot of IETF activity of interest to the Internet Society because of programmatic activity that we were engaged in. […] The post Concluding the IETF Rough Guide, Long Live the IETF Blog appeared first on Internet Society. […]
The Week in Internet News: Four Visions of the...
by Grant Gross on March 18, 2019 at 4:10 pm
Competing visions: The World Economic Forum’s blog looks at four competing visions of the Internet that it sees emerging. These include Silicon Valley’s open Internet, Beijing’s paternal Internet, Brussels’ bourgeois Internet, and Washington’s commercial Internet. Will one vision win out? Searching for fakes: WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Facebook, is testing reverse image […] The post The Week in Internet News: Four Visions of the Internet […]
Seeking Canadian Feedback: Draft Report on...
by Mark Buell on March 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm
Trying to remove cyber security risks from the growing world of connected things is not an easy task. That said, there’s no time like World Consumer Rights Day to give Canada a shout out for its global leadership to champion a safer digital future for all. Recognizing the need to secure the Internet of Things […] The post Seeking Canadian Feedback: Draft Report on Securing the Internet of Things in Canada appeared first on Internet Society. […]
DNS Privacy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
by Fernando Gont on March 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm
We previously posted about how the DNS does not inherently employ any mechanisms to provide confidentiality for DNS transactions, and mentioned some of the protocols that have been recently developed to improve user privacy. To complement this, we are publishing our DNS Privacy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). This highlights and provides answers to the most important aspects […] The post DNS Privacy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) appeared first on Internet Society. […]
Fact or Fiction? With IoT It’s Not Always Clear
by Ryan Polk on March 15, 2019 at 8:00 am
Recently, owners of expensive smart shoes found themselves at loose ends. Unable to pair the shoes to their smart phone app, they couldn’t tighten their self-lacing sneakers. It sounds like science fiction, but this really happened. From dental sensors that can monitor what a person eats to kitty litters that can track a cat’s every […] The post Fact or Fiction? With IoT It’s Not Always Clear appeared first on Internet Society. […]