The Internet by the Numbers

As internet access increases, digital divides remain.

340 million minutes

(or 646 years) are spent on video calls by WhatsApp users a day (as reported in May 2017).

Source: WhatsApp

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Should the Internet Respect National Borders?

Learn more about the debate over a free and open internet.

38.5 billion dollars

is the amount of damage caused by the most expensive virus in the world, MyDoom.

Source: Heimdal Security

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