War for the Web

‘Power’

23 09.13

Taken Down

Piracy is a big issue, there's no doubt about it. Certainly with Hollywood blockbusters flopping all summer, there's more concern than ever about pirated TV content, movies, and music eating into the profits of the studios and record labels. Read more
 
28 03.13

Battlefield Internet

We often get asked, what is War for the Web about. We have a really good elevator pitch down about the physical infrastructure of the Internet, and the way that ownership works, etc... We can rattle it off no problem. And those are all great descriptions of the film, but they aren't what the film is about. Read more
 
06 12.12

Happy Birthday to the ARPAnet

The ARPAnet, the precursor to our modern Internet, came into existence today when a group of students at UCLA sent the message, L - O before the computer crashed. The modern computer network was born! While we are here, let's just mention that ARPA was a project entirely funded by the defense department, and that it's success and importance became quickly apparent. From its inception in the 1960's to the explosion of the Internet in the consumer marketplace in the 1990's, there was a continual expansion of Internet and networking for businesses and academic institutions. Definitely check out wikipedia's history for more information. Read more
 
18 11.12

This week in Internets

A lot happened this week. We can't recap all of it in detail but there are a few stories to pay attention to: Most recently, Anonymous claims to have hacked a whole boatload of Israeli websites, including some government sites. They also claim to have deleted data from government databases. There's no doubt that these sites and databases where backed up, so there was probably no lasting damage done, but none-the-less, I'm sure it served as an annoyance if not worse. Read more
 
08 11.12

Sandy and the Internet

There were some real heroes keeping the Internet moving during Hurricane Sandy. The Internet is a vast entity that literally spans the globe, but downtown New York City, and the Jersey shore are incredible important to the Internet in the United States and all over the world. In fact, 60 Hudson street, in downtown NYC, is perhaps the most important Internet hub on the east coast; it's also on the edge of Zone A in Manhattan, and both flooded and lost power during the hurricane. Read more
 
30 10.12

Hurricane Sandy and the Internet

As many of you probably know, New York City got hit with a pretty major hurricane yesterday. War for the Web is happy to announce that we've all survived, and we are obviously very concerned about our neighbors all over New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We hope everyone and their families is safe, secure, and if not with power, then getting it back soon. Read more
 
26 09.12

The Internet and Power

The Internet uses a lot of power, and most of it simply kept at idle. We all generate a lot of data, but even more than that, we generate a lot of demand for instant access to data, and there's a tremendous cost that goes along with that. Read more