Definition: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Internet hosts map
Israel Has a Chance to Become the World IoT (Internet of Things) Leader
The Times of Israel - 5/29/2016 12:02:40 PM
By now, most people have already encountered the Internet of Things ... ahead of the rest of the world in this respect. In 2015, every 20 th Israeli startup was IoT-focused, with about 330 IoT-based startups functioning in the country – which is quite ...
Iran orders social media sites to store data inside country
Reuters - 5/29/2016 5:03:19 PM
Iran has some of the strictest controls on internet access in the world and blocks access to social media platforms ... "Foreign messaging companies active in the country are required to transfer all data and activity linked to Iranian citizens into ...
Party Around the World: Great Sports, Great Spots to Party
ABC News - 5/29/2016 9:25:11 AM
Each country has its own unique way of welcoming the world when hosting the grandest soccer tournament of all. Stadium sambas during Brazil's World Cup. Plenty of beer-guzzling during Germany's. For those unable to score tickets to matches, special fan ...
Gang-rape internet video shocks Brazil, social networks erupted with outrage
Hindustan Times - 5/28/2016 11:13:45 AM
Brazilian police on Friday were investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video of her that has horrified the country ... by violent crime that will host the Olympic Games in August.
16-year-old girl allegedly raped by over 30 men in Rio de Janeiro; internet video shocks Brazil
Daily News and Analysis - 5/28/2016 6:34:34 AM
Brazilian police on Saturday were investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video of her that has horrified the country ... by violent crime that will host the Olympic Games in August.
UAE to host UNEP FI 2016 global roundtable
Emirates247 - 5/29/2016 4:03:04 AM
"The UAE’s hosting of the 14th edition of this global event supports the initiative launched in 2013 by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to position Dubai as the world’s capital of Islamic ...
First Chili Cook-off Hosts Nationally Recognized Chili Makers
NBC 29 News - 5/29/2016 7:02:01 AM
Many of the participants are part of what's called the “Chili Trail.” They cook their famous recipes all over the country. Many of them are actually competing to go the World’s Championship of Chili Cook-off, so, naturally, there's some pretty “hot ...
Dubai to host global green summit
Gulf News - 5/29/2016 1:07:06 PM
Dubai: Organisers of the third World Green Economy Summit (WGES) said the October 5-6 event will welcome delegates from 60 countries to explore paths toward a sustainable economy using best environmental and business practices. The summit will deliver a ...
Reader Comment: Bringing Together the World to Farm Fish for the Future
Twin Falls Times-News - 5/29/2016 6:11:55 AM
producing 10 times more than the second-place country. Chinese scientists will be well represented at the symposium, with more than 100 in attendance. By hosting this symposium and bringing world aquaculture leaders together in Idaho, UI and the ...
Kurdistan competing in World Football Cup for the stateless
rudaw.net - 5/29/2016 9:18:02 AM
Some are not able to attend because of financial or logistic problems and some because of the difficulties attending the tournament in the host region of Abkhazia ... has not been recognized by any country. The first World Football Cup was played in ...
Microsoft provides grants for Internet access delivery
Punch - 5/29/2016 11:22:42 PM
“With more than half of the world’s population lacking access to the Internet, connectivity is a global challenge ... It added, “Grant recipients are based across five continents in 11 countries: Argentina, Botswana, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Nigeria ...
Why countries that fight to host the World Cup are wasting their time
Chicago Tribune - 6/3/2015 2:00:00 AM
According to some who have studied the value of international sporting events to a country's economy, it's remarkable that top government officials around the world go to such great lengths to host events that prove enormously expensive and don't deliver ...
For Internet Safety, Russia Most Dangerous In World
Forbes - 11/2/2012 6:00:53 PM
Russia overtook the U.S. in the third quarter as the main host for malware. When it comes to internet security breaches around the world, nowhere on the planet is more dangerous than Russia and the surrounding countries. According to a third quarter threat ...
China Ramps Up Censorship as it Hosts World Internet Conference
WHIR - 11/20/2014 5:18:28 PM
China is taking down its firewall in just one city for three days while it hosts the World Internet Conference ... The irony of having a world Internet conference in a country that censors it is not lost on observers. “Surely, officials must recognize ...
World Bank and Korea partner to host countries harness big data for better development results
The World Bank - 3/16/2016 11:53:12 PM
SEOUL March 15, 2016 — Countries around ... a daily basis – from internet searches to satellites to mobile phones – and infer new insights, can revolutionize development,” says Joyce Msuya, Special Representative, World Bank Group Korea Office.