Shawn  Durgan

Shawn Durgan

1604050560

Are the days of Internet Freedom Numbered?

In an ideal digital world, everyone has open access to the Internet.

In that world, all traffic is treated equally without any blocking, prioritization, or discrimination.

That ideal world is one where there is widespread support for an open Internet that ensures that publicly available information is equally transmittable from - and accessible to - all people and businesses.

An open network ensures equal accessibility. Network (net) neutrality is a principle based on the idea that all communications on the Internet should be treated equally. It opposes any potential power that some organizations may have to implement different charges or vary service quality. Such actions can be based on a set of factors that include content, platform, application type, source address, destination address or communication method.

In essence, net neutrality demands that all data on the Internet travels over networks in a fair way that ensures that no specific sites, services or applications get favourable service in terms of speed or bandwidth. It also ensures that all traffic - no matter where it’s from - gets the same service.

Is the Internet fair?

The Internet is simply a network of computers sharing information.

A better question to ask would be if ISPs are acting in a fair way.

As the intermediaries between users and the sources of information on the Internet, some large-scale ISPs wield a great deal of power.

Some have been known to tamper with traffic using “middleware” that affects the flow of information. Others act as private gatekeepers that subject content to additional controls throughout the network by giving optimal bandwidth to certain sites, apps and services while slowing down or completely blocking specific protocols or applications.

#internet-day #net-neutrality #open-internet #internet #fix-the-internet #history-of-the-internet #internet-censorship

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Are the days of Internet Freedom Numbered?
Shawn  Durgan

Shawn Durgan

1604050560

Are the days of Internet Freedom Numbered?

In an ideal digital world, everyone has open access to the Internet.

In that world, all traffic is treated equally without any blocking, prioritization, or discrimination.

That ideal world is one where there is widespread support for an open Internet that ensures that publicly available information is equally transmittable from - and accessible to - all people and businesses.

An open network ensures equal accessibility. Network (net) neutrality is a principle based on the idea that all communications on the Internet should be treated equally. It opposes any potential power that some organizations may have to implement different charges or vary service quality. Such actions can be based on a set of factors that include content, platform, application type, source address, destination address or communication method.

In essence, net neutrality demands that all data on the Internet travels over networks in a fair way that ensures that no specific sites, services or applications get favourable service in terms of speed or bandwidth. It also ensures that all traffic - no matter where it’s from - gets the same service.

Is the Internet fair?

The Internet is simply a network of computers sharing information.

A better question to ask would be if ISPs are acting in a fair way.

As the intermediaries between users and the sources of information on the Internet, some large-scale ISPs wield a great deal of power.

Some have been known to tamper with traffic using “middleware” that affects the flow of information. Others act as private gatekeepers that subject content to additional controls throughout the network by giving optimal bandwidth to certain sites, apps and services while slowing down or completely blocking specific protocols or applications.

#internet-day #net-neutrality #open-internet #internet #fix-the-internet #history-of-the-internet #internet-censorship

The Future of the Internet - What are Gs and How Long will They Count? - TopDevelopers.co

A peek into the History and Future of the internet with brief insights on how the changing technologies have paved the path and changed the lives of humankind.

#generations of the internet #communication technologies #internet as a technology #history of the internet #future of the internet #internet

Ray  Patel

Ray Patel

1619607900

Perfect Number Program In Python: How to check if a number is perfect or not?

Introduction

A number is said to be the perfect number if the sum of its proper divisors (not including the number itself) is equal to the number.

To get a better idea let’s consider an example, proper divisors of 6 are 1, 2, 3. Now the sum of these divisors is equal to 6 (1+2+3=6), so 6 is said to be a perfect number. Whereas if we consider another number like 12, proper divisors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6. Now the sum of these divisors is not equal to 12, so 12 is not a perfect number.

Programming in Python is relatively simpler and more fun when compared to other languages because of its simpler syntax, good readability. Now that we are clear with the concept of perfect number let’s write a python program to check if a number is a perfect number or not. Let’s build a python code for checking if the given user input is a perfect number or not and explore the fun in coding with python.

#data science #how to check if a number is perfect #perfect number #perfect number in python #perfect number program in python #python

Perfect Number Program In Python: How to check if a number is perfect or not?

Introduction

A number is said to be the perfect number if the sum of its proper divisors (not including the number itself) is equal to the number.

To get a better idea let’s consider an example, proper divisors of 6 are 1, 2, 3. Now the sum of these divisors is equal to 6 (1+2+3=6), so 6 is said to be a perfect number. Whereas if we consider another number like 12, proper divisors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6. Now the sum of these divisors is not equal to 12, so 12 is not a perfect number.

Programming in Python is relatively simpler and more fun when compared to other languages because of its simpler syntax, good readability. Now that we are clear with the concept of perfect number let’s write a python program to check if a number is a perfect number or not. Let’s build a python code for checking if the given user input is a perfect number or not and explore the fun in coding with python.

#data science #how to check if a number is perfect #perfect number #perfect number in python #perfect number program in python #python

Shawn  Durgan

Shawn Durgan

1603029420

Recognizing the Internet as a Basic Human Right

Network Neutrality, which literally protects freedom of speech, has become a controversial concept in the U.S.

The Internet is an essential commodity in contemporary life. No one disagrees. However, not everyone agrees on the relevance of network neutrality.

Net neutrality was founded on the idea that the Internet is open to all, with all websites treated equally, whatever the platform used to access them.

It upholds the idea that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Verizon and Comcast should not transfer selected data into “fast lanes” so users can access them faster, and, on the other hand, block or discriminate against other content to slow them down, so users cannot access them easily.

The idea upheld is also to provide this service like a utility, and prevent discrimination in delivering its service; a city’s water supply is a utility service that affords the same water pressure to all, considering as immaterial, user identity or reason for consumption.

In other words, an ISP should not be allowed to make a huge global corporation’s website faster than a small business website. The inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, himself, says,

“It’s time to recognize the internet as a basic human right. It means guaranteeing affordable access for all, ensuring internet packets are delivered without commercial or political discrimination, and protecting the privacy and freedom of web users regardless of where they live.”

In fact, the United Nations Human Rights Council, in 2012, determined that connecting to the internet is a human right. The UN Resolution condemned all attempts to block free speech online, and stated in conclusion, that “the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online, in particular, freedom of expression.” The resolution was updated and unanimously re-adopted twice, in 2014 and in 2016.

This principle of being fair to all content and websites, took on enhanced significance during the global stay-at-home orders and consequently extensive remote work situations.

#internet #freedom #rights #internet-as-a-right #universal-rights #good-company #latest-tech-stories #net-neutrality