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World Wide Web

All resources and users on the Internet that use HTTP protocols.
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World Wide Web

See the Web.
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Patient discussion about World Wide Web

Q. Is surfing the internet good for your brain? I am 72 and I just discovered computers and the internet at our library. I find myself fascinated by it and I spend hours in front of the computer. Is surfing the internet good for your brain?

A. This is a very current question that people ask and the answer is YES it is. A recent study showed that adults who surf the internet regularly engage larger parts of their brain when doing so compared to adults who rarely surf.

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(26) Specifically, the court struck down a 1986 statute, as dramatically expanded by the Patriot Act, which empowers the government to issue "National Security Letters," demanding that Internet communications carriers, as well as other businesses and organizations, secretly turn over customers' names and addresses, length of service and billing records, and information concerning the customers' emails and websurfing without any basis for suspecting the customers of any wrongdoing, without any judicial review, and without any notice to the customers that such information has been sought or seized.
"If I could get more hits, there are a finite number of people websurfing and looking for Paris, I would move 100 percent of my marketing money to this channel," Eversman said.
Websites can also secretly track a customer's websurfing. When a person explores a website, the website can record the Internet service provider, the type of computer and software used, the website linked from, the amount of time spent perusing each page, and exactly what parts of the website were explored and for how long.