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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.
- Addressing Historic Inequalities in...by João Paulo de Vasconcelos Aguiar on August 5, 2021 at 10:00 am
Find out how Brazil's marginalized communities have created community networks to connect to the world and to each other The post Addressing Historic Inequalities in Brazil—through Community Networks appeared first on Internet Society.
- The Week in Internet News: Biden Looks for Ways...by Grant Gross on August 2, 2021 at 2:40 pm
Restoring Internet in Cuba; U.S. community broadband networks; no to spyware; encryption problems in Ukraine. The post The Week in Internet News: Biden Looks for Ways to Restore Internet in Cuba appeared first on Internet Society.
- Measuring IXP Success in South Africa against the...by Israel Nyoh on July 30, 2021 at 6:42 pm
NAPAfrica wants to make the Internet more accessible across the continent. Here's how it's been playing a pivotal role in improving Africa’s Internet access. The post Measuring IXP Success in South Africa against the 80/20 Goal appeared first on Internet Society.
- New MANRS Routing Security Primers for...by Megan Kruse on July 28, 2021 at 1:09 pm
As a policymaker or executive, do you worry about your data getting stolen or intercepted? Or your website suffering an attack? Or your services being shut down? Today on the MANRS blog, we’re introducing new primers that explain why you should care about routing security and simple steps you can take to decrease routing security The post New MANRS Routing Security Primers for Decision-makers appeared first on Internet Society.
- Passing the Torch to the next Internet Society...by Gonzalo Camarillo on July 26, 2021 at 6:54 pm
In the 2016 Internet Society AGM (Annual General Meeting), I was elected Chair of the Board by the trustees of the Internet Society. I have had the honor and the privilege to serve in that capacity during the last five years. In the upcoming 2021 Internet Society AGM I will reach my term limit as The post Passing the Torch to the next Internet Society Board Chair appeared first on Internet Society.