An internet address for everybody

ICANN, the U.S. body managing global Website allocation has announced a powerful new technology which makes it possible for every human being to have an Internet address. The new Internet protocol is called IPv6, and it provides trillions more addresses than the IPv4 system that is in use today. This announcement bears watching. On the surface, it seems great. It’ll help with Internet security, but there’s also that sticky privacy issue, because it’ll certainly make it harder for people to “hide” online.

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