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Internet

The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web (WWW), electronic mail, telephony, and file sharing.

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Despite the warning, the US gov't was still hacked

In 1998, seven hackers from an organization called L0pht told U.S. Senators that their information and computer systems were not safe--that the Internet could be taken down “by any of the seven individuals seated before you”. And even though L0pht eventually broke apart and companies such as Microsoft upped their security, we have to remember that hackers are "like water", "if you put a plug in place, they will find another crack.” And once you find flaws in a security system, that almost guarantees that you have to overhaul the entire system and develop a new one, a costly approach that can affect the many users of the system. Ignorance is a bliss that has enormous consequences.

Contributed by Lucy Zhang

Elon Musk to Launch 4000 Satellites to Provide Internet from Space

Imagine that! High-speed Internet being beamed around the world via satellite! CEO of the company SpaceX Elon Musk is currently seeking governmental approval to test this endeavor out and has just made a formal request for permission from the FCC to begin testing next year. Photo credited to NVIDIA corporation

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

We've become so dependent on the Internet that China has camps for Internet addicts! Also a lot of researchers are considering adding Internet addiction to the list of mental disorders Also did you know there's high speed Internet access all the way up Mount Everest and we send 204 million e-mails every minute worldwide? and only 5% of the world's 7700 languages have made it to the Internet?! Last but not least only 37.9% of the people in the world have access to the Internet at least once a year!

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

First Website!

CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) was the first organization to have a webpage. Though their original website dates back to 1991, only the 1992 version could be found. The site provides basic information about the World Wide Web. Click the link below to check it out!

Contributed by Taylor Jackson

The Space Jam fan page hasn't been updated since 1996! If you love the movie, you can still visit and relive those childhood memories.

Contributed by Taylor Jackson

Video discussing how much the Internet weights

Contributed by Jeff Jorges

Internet traffic is the flow of data across the Internet. According to a sample of 1000 websites, 51% of a website's traffic is "non human", 31% of which is potentially dangerous.

Contributed by Aaliya Mumtaz Lovescookies

I'm trying to organize my 18th birthday party and Evite isn't working. So I looked up these 10 alternatives to Evite. Check them out.

Contributed by Empriś Durden

Keep your info ON LOCK. Check out this article on making passwords secure. I would personally recommend AT LEAST using 3 different passwords: one for sensitive information, one for fun sites, and one for general accounts like google and yahoo.

Contributed by Empriś Durden

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