The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks, consisting of millions of private and public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope that are linked by copper wires, fiber-optic cables, wireless connections, and other technologies. The Internet appears to its users as a single worldwide network accessible to the general public. The protocol that makes it possible to use the millions of networks composing the Internet as if they were one network is a special type of packet switching known as IP or The Internet Protocol.
A computer that connects to the Internet can access information from a vast number of servers and other computers. An Internet connection also allows the computer to send information through the network; that information may be saved and ultimately accessed by a variety of servers and other computers. Much of the information widely accessible through use of the Internet consists of the interlinked hypertext documents and other resources of the World Wide Web (WWW). Web users typically send and receive information using a web browser. Other software for interacting with computer networks includes specialized programs for electronic mail, online chat, file transfer and file sharing.
Information is moved around the Internet by packet switching using the standardized Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP). The Internet Protocol Suite consists of several layers of protocols. The lowest layer (the link layer) deals with protocols that transmit data over specific technologies, such as Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The highest layer (the application layer) supports specific applications, such as e-mail and file transfer. In between are the Internet layer, which provides for transmitting packets over any conceivable technology, and the transport layer, which provides for various services such as reliable delivery of packets or real-time streaming of packets.
was a parody web site
lampooning Tom Cruise's
involvement with Scientology
, initially hosted at the domain name scientomogy.info
. The site was created in 2005 after increased media publicity surrounding Cruise's appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show
and The Today Show
. ScienTOMogy gained press attention after it was contacted by the Church of Scientology
with a cease and desist
letter, alleging copyright infringement
over use of the word "Scientomogy", claiming that it was too close to the word "Scientology". The proprietor of the site initially agreed to relent to the Church's demands, but after consulting attorneys, instead decided to keep the site. Internet traffic to the site later increased dramatically as a result of the media and press attention surrounding the Church of Scientology's alleged copyright infringement claims.
An internet café or cybercafé is a place where one can use a computer with Internet access, most for a fee, usually per hour or minute; sometimes one can have unmetered access with a pass for a day or month, etc. It may serve as a regular café as well, with food and drinks being served.
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New York Times
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:00:30 -0700
America's slow and expensive Internet is more than just an annoyance for people trying to watch “Happy Gilmore” on Netflix. Largely a consequence of monopoly providers, the sluggish service could have long-term economic consequences for American ...
The Economist (blog)
The Economist (blog)
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:46:06 -0700
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Wall Street Journal (blog)
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:07:30 -0700
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:42:52 -0700
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:03:45 -0700
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:35:03 -0700
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:50:15 -0700
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Wall Street Journal (blog)
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:11:15 -0700
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