Last updated by The POOG on September 30, 2020.

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Background

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/Getting_started_with_the_web/How_the_Web_works

The intent of this page is to give you enough of an understanding of what the internet is and of what of its components you need to know a bit about to understand provacy issues amd solutions.

A Very Brief History

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Structure of the Internet

xxxthe World Wide Web (WWW) or simply ‘web’, we explained how you communicate with remote sites and services using the http communications protocol. The gory details are hidden in the software such as your internet browser, but at the heart of it is your internet protocol (IP) address.

The Internet Protocol and Addresses

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Message Routing

When you want to connect to or communicate with a remote site, you must have its IP address as described above. You compose a message or comple a trsaaction and press the return or send key or button to send your message.

It first goes to your ISP who can see the entire transaction

The World Wide Web (WWW) and the Dark Web

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the World Wide Web (WWW) or simply ‘web’, we explained how you communicate with remote sites and services using the http communications protocol. The gory details are hidden in the software such as your internet browser, but at the heart of it is your internet protocol (IP) address.

Vulnerabilities

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Speed Tests

These work in Ontario Canada. Not sure about other countries.