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Facts about the internet

Updated: Oct 30, 2020

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The second most reported economic crime in the world is cybercrime, of all the recorded attacks, 73% of them are due to economical reasons while above 40% is directed towards small businesses.




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A United Nations report said that disconnecting people from the internet is a human rights violation and against international law.






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The invention of the webcam was initially intended to constantly check on a coffee pot. Back in 1991, Cambridge University of England Cambridge University of England students grew tired of finding an empty pot every time they get up to fill a coffee cup. They solved the issue by setting up a “webcam” and hooking it to all the desktop computers in the office.





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The first-ever spam email was intended to sell computers. Delivered in 1978, Gary Thuerk tried to make his sales by spamming over the ARPANET.





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The term “emoji” literally has a Japanese translation of “Image Character.” In the Japanese language, “e” translates to “image” while “moji” translates to “character.”




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Before the internet, “LOL” was supposed to mean “Lots of Love.” An article published in 1989 proposed the new LOL acronym as well as suggested the use of “H” for “Huh?”





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An internet famous meme was also successful in financing a person's medical treatment. Since the widespread of the "success kid" meme, the child on the image earned enough money to pay for his father's kidney transplant.



Expand your understanding more on the history of cyberbullying, follow the link below.


https://www.bark.us/blog/the-history-of-cyberbullying/


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