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In 1969 the Advanced Research Project Agency Network ARPANET a division of the government was working with a small microchip company called Intel Together they created a rough prototype of what we know now as The Internet This first communications network was originally designed for fast computer communication between air force bases in case of a nuclear attack After the nuclear crisis was over other uses for the network were presented In the 1980s the National Science Foundation NSF created a computer ARPANET for communication among institutions in the foundation The NSF network is most closely related to what we know as the Internet today The Internet today serves as a mass communications network in which most computers in the world are hooked up to There is no one individual or company who has control of the Internet and because of that anything and everything can and is on the Internet It was only a matter of time after the Internet was created that someone would test the boundaries of it When people started to use the Internet as a source of information and commerce someone saw that there was an industry for pornographic material A few sites went up and since there was no one to censor what they put up Soon there were sites that had what most people consider offensive material Certain groups saw the opportunity and then sites started to go up that had other offensive material ie hate sites against abortion and site that show anyone how to make destructive devices Many people are debating now whether to censor what can and cant be put on the Internet Other want to regulate how much material will be allowed Unfortunately these people decided to do this too late While all of these people are debating whether to censor or not or regulate or not they never stopped to think if it could be done or not The problem is deciding
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