Join Doug Winnie for an in-depth discussion in this video Who manages the Internet?, part of Computer Science Principles: The Internet.
- So with all this technology that is constantly changing…and evolving, who actually controls the Internet?…The simple answer is no one.…There isn't a CEO or president of the Internet.…In fact, no one person, company, or government…runs the Internet.…Instead a combination of government agencies,…international groups, and companies in the private sector…collaborate together to keep the fundamental technologies…of the Internet working.…These groups form the rules that define how…all of the different systems work.…
The Internet is formed of multiple networks…that all conform to the standard protocols…of the Internet known as TCPIP.…Some of these networks are owned by private companies,…like your internet service provider, universities,…cell phone companies and others.…But all these different networks need to have a way…to tell one from the other.…It's like having a bunch of airports.…Each airport is run by a different group of people.…You need to have a way to know that…if you're going from airport A to airport C…
This course is the second in our Computer Science Principles series, designed around the AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) curriculum. It is a great foundation for anyone, at any age, to prepare for careers in technology and computer science. Understanding basics like the Internet will help you understand the interplay between hardware, software, data, networks, and the people that use them.
- How the Internet was born
- Sending and receiving information on a computer
- IP addressing
- DNS, routers, and packets
- Identifying web servers with URLs
- HTTP and HTML
- Encrypting data that's sent over the Internet