The first internet communication was underwhelming, thanks to a computer crash. But a lot has happened since then – including key decisions that helped build the internet of today.
A call for greater transparency.
But out-of-date kit, lack of access to digital technologies and expensive mobile broadband packages can all act as barriers to being able to operate successfully in the digital world.
The announcement of a systemic attack on the Internet in February 2019 raises the question of the structure and protection of one of the major protocols of the web: the domain name service (DNS).
The death of the BBC Red Button teletext service marks the end of an analogue era.
Science communication online is important to the intellectual work of scientists.
With the rise of internet groups for conspiracy theorists, it may feel like Americans live in a unique time. But conspiracy theories have been common for decades.
A philosopher argues that people in today's world are not paying attention to others' views because they live in echo chambers, where they do not trust contrary evidence.
How can the internet accommodate more and more users every day?
Internet daemons are the programs that run in the background of our computers. Understanding what they are, and their capacity to benefit or harm us, is crucial for managing the internet.
Forgetting is beneficial for the human brain. But the internet has made it harder to let go of painful or problematic memories.
The recent Cloudflare outage was one of up to 14,000 the internet experiences every year thanks to its surprisingly fragile design.
More than ten years since blockchains were developed, their usefulness is only just being discovered.
While most Wikipedia editors are volunteers, some are employed by Wikipedia. The Science History Institute's Mary Mark Ockerbloom offers insight into the "Wikipedian in residence" program.
On July 5, the online shopping powerhouse turns 25. A marketing professor looks back on how Amazon redefined retail for the world.
Who has the right to use an Amazon domain name? The people who live there or a company with the same name?
In just three decades we've gone from a very limited internet connection in Australia to now sharing our lives online.
Choices the US, Australia and other nations make around how they set up 5G will determine how we use technology for collaboration, innovation and global business into the future.
It's not clear what we gain by blocking Huawei's involvement in Australia's 5G network.
MySpace users were recently shocked to learn that the company lost 50 million user files. It's a harsh lesson in not leaving your intellectual property unprotected on the information superhighway.