The Internet is a global system of autonomous computer networks. It allows the use of Internet services such as the World Wide Web (WWW), E-Mail or FTP.
Technically standardized Internet protocols form the basis for the network communication. Precursor of the Internet is the computer network ARPANET developed in 1968 by the US Department of Defense. The aim was to link military and academic institutions within the United States. The first network consisted of just four computers from various universities which could transmit data to each other. Today almost half of the world's population uses the Internet. The distribution of the Internet contributed to a revolutionary change in all areas of life.
Interplanetary Internet Error 404 - page not found. If we don't find a way of coping with errors in space communications, the data scientists hope to get will be lost. Network expert Matthew Cosby says "We're on it!"
Think we're on the back foot with cybersecurity? Well the deeper we explore space the more we are going to need an interplanetary internet, and the more we'll need it to be secure. Could photon entanglement help?
Anyone with an internet connection was able to access a huge database of personal information on US voters ahead of 2016 elections, a security firm says. The database helped the Republican Party's presidential campaign.
Some 90 percent of German households have access to broadband. But there's a big rural-urban divide. Many areas in the countryside not even connected. The government has pledged to invest 4 Billion euros to link rural areas to - hopefully speedy- broadband by the end of 2018.