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Internet Privacy: Is the Web Really Safe? With every generation, they bring with them a new invention, to advance us both technologically and clinically, and thus make life better for us all. Technology, as defined in the New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary of the English Language, has been "the science of specialized procedures in a broad, though related area of knowledge". Technology, then can be anything as long as it helps people advance in some way. The technology of the 21st Century is the world wide web or cyber space. The Web was invented in the late 1960s. Back then, the Department of Defense called it ARPAnet (Advanced Research Projects Agency network) and it was intended to link research facilities, defense contractors, and government agencies. The first public demonstration of ARPAnet was in 1972 and technicians displayed a community that connected 50 universities and research facilities. Now there are countless computers on the Internet. Electronic mail (email) and Usenet (short for "user community") news groups were the initial software. Telnet gave a researcher on a single campus that the ability to use a computer on another campus. The University of Minnesota developed a "gopher" program that will help users locate information and "go for" it. Forerunners of today's Web-based search engines included Archie and Veronica. Those who called the services were at least inventive. The classified ARPAnet spawned an unclassified Milnet -- together called DARPAnet. From the late 1980s, the National Science Foundation built NSFnet. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration cobbled together a network. These, and an assortment of regional networks, have been merged to produce the Web under NSF supervision. Now the government is more or less out of the film. Local Internet service providers (ISP) and Internet presence providers (IPP) collect fees from customers and pay network operato...