The University at Buffalo researchers are developing a deep sea computing network that will help in improving the way tsunamis are detected and also will monitor pollution and aid in conducting surveillance.
Our visualization shows examples of how Internet packets wander around the Internet cables while we use some of the most popular Internet services. Each country your data packets visit offers an opportunity for snooping.
Designed and produced by the World Wide Web Foundation, the Web Index 2012 is the world’s first multi-dimensional measure of the Web’s growth, utility and impact on people and nations. It covers 61 developed and developing countries, incorporating indicators that assess the political, economic and social impact of the Web, as well as indicators of Web connectivity and infrastructure.
This is a map of the 350,000 largest sites on the web, a project of Russian coder Ruslan Enikeev, with help from the Google Maps API and Russian creative agency Positive Communications. The bigger the traffic, the larger the bubble. (The data comes from the web-tracking firm Alexa, circa the end of 2011). The color corresponds to the country of origin: light blue for America, dark blue for Germany, red for Russia, yellow for China, and so on. Enikeev even used a dynamic physics model to determine the position of each site, plotting traffic between sites as attractive forces and letting the bubbles sort themselves into groups.