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The Internet is a network of networks that allows the decentralized interconnection of computers through a set of protocols called TCP / IP. It had its origins in 1969, when an agency of the Department of Defense of the United States began to look for alternatives to an eventual atomic war that could confuse people.

Unlike what is usually thought, the Internet and the World Wide Web aren't synonyms. The WWW is an information system developed in 1989 by Tim Berners Lee and Robert Cailliau. This service allows access to information that's linked through the HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) protocol.

Other services and protocols available in the network of networks are remote access to computers known as Telnet, the FTP file transfer system, email ( POP and SMTP ), P2P file sharing and online conversations or chats.

The development of the Internet has far exceeded any forecast and constituted a true revolution in modern society. The system became a pillar of communications, entertainment and commerce in every corner of the planet.

Statistics indicate that, in 2006, Internet users (known as Internet users ) exceeded 1,100 million people. That figure is expected to double over the next decade, driven by the massification of high-speed access ( broadband ).


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