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.
French wine prices could double next Wednesday if the US goes ahead with plans to impose 100 percent tariffs on some luxury goods from France. Washington and Paris have been having a row since the French government announced a digital tax which the White House says targets US internet firms. American wine merchants says the tariffs will hurt them more than the French wine industry.
Chinese tech giant Huawei has been banking on particapting in 5G network build-outs around the world to boost profits and prestige. But concerns remain about its loyalty to the Chinese government. The chairman of the company tells DW that he doesn't understand what the concern is about, and that his company would never hand over data illegally to Beijing.