The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks. The Internet in simple terms is a network of the interlinked computer networking worldwide, which is accessible to the general public. These interconnected computers work by transmitting data through a special type of packet switching which is known as the 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 onto 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). It is a "network of networks" that consists 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 use of IP in the Internet is the integral part of the network, as they provide the services of the internet, through different layers organization through the IP data packets. There are other protocols that are the sub-classes of the IP itself, like TCP and HTTP.
is a web browser
project descended from the Mozilla application suite
, managed by the Mozilla Corporation
. Firefox had 16.01% of the recorded market share
in Web browsers as of November 2007, making it the second-most-popular browser in current use worldwide. Firefox uses the open-source Gecko layout engine
, which implements current Web standards
plus a few features which are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards. Firefox includes tabbed browsing
, a spell checker
, incremental find
, live bookmarking
, a download manager
, and a search system that includes Google
. Functions can be added through more than 2,000 add-ons
created by third party developers
; the most popular include FoxyTunes
(controls music players), Adblock Plus
(ad blocker), StumbleUpon
(website discovery), DownThemAll!
(download functions) and Web Developer
(web tools). Firefox runs on various versions of Microsoft Windows
, Mac OS X
. Its current stable release is version 22.214.171.124, released on 30 November 2007. Firefox's source code
is under the terms of the Mozilla tri-license
as free and open source software
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(CNN) -- While most of us are familiar with the word "meme" as the 21st century's buzzword for the latest trends and multi-media conversations in social media, Internet memes actually have been in active circulation for decades. They existed long ...
Washington Post (blog)
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:23:12 -0700
“They're setting fire to the future of the Internet,” Snowden said of the National Security Agency. “We need public advocates. We need public oversight. Some way [to have] trusted figures, sort of civil rights champions to advocate for us, to protect ...
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:56:15 -0700
In 2025, the Internet will enhance our awareness of the world and ourselves while diminishing privacy and allowing abusers to "make life miserable for others," according to a new report by the Pew Research Center and Elon University.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:19:34 -0700
While most would have shamelessly exploited the accolade of being the person to single-handedly invent the Internet, Sir Tim has largely shunned the limelight and continues to work to promote the principles of the web through the World Wide Web ...
New York Times
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:00:00 -0700
OVER the next decade, approximately five billion people will become connected to the Internet. The biggest increases will be in societies that, according to the human rights group Freedom House, are severely censored: places where clicking on an ...
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:05:02 -0700
So what's the Internet of Things? In the future, your watch will take your blood pressure and then tell your fridge to preventatively buy in vegetables and probiotic yoghurt, because the things you own know you better than you know yourself. That's the ...
The Plain Dealer
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:29:47 -0700
And I visited Infinity last March at the height of Ohio's debate over the legality of Internet cafes. Attorney General Mike DeWine and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty were threatening to shut down such establishments as unregulated ...
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:01:48 -0700
On March 12, we celebrate the 25th birthday of the internet, so here's a snapshot of a world on the cusp of a technological tsunami. The Wall came down. The landscape of European politics forever changed on Nov. 9, 1989 with the opening of the Berlin Wall.
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