A new project announced by Facebook seeks to make it more affordable to access the Internet via cellphones around the world. In Africa, 16 percent of the population currently uses the Internet. Here, a man looks for a network signal in Somalia. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Suffixes like .org, .net and .com are the most common on the Internet today. But the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which governs Web names, plans to add some 1,400 more, some ending in Arabic or Chinese characters. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Iranians surf the web at an Internet cafe in Tehran on April 28, 2013. The recently elected president, Hasan Rowhani, has suggested that he may loosen restrictions on the Internet. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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This early version of the mouse (named for its tail-like cord) was assembled by Douglas Engelbart and his Stanford team in 1963. Getty Images/Life hide caption

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An anti-government protester wearing a gas mask uses a cellphone to read the news on social media as demonstrators gather at midnight in Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park on June 13. Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Matthew Marcus works at his desk in the basement of Kansas City Startup Village in Kansas City, Kan., in January. The village houses several startup companies and takes advantage of the high-speed Internet. Google announced on Tuesday it would be installing its Google Fiber network in Austin, Texas, next. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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A dispute between an anti-spam group and a Dutch hosting company is causing major congestion, leading to delays in reaching sites like Netflix. iStockphoto hide caption

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The Future Orientation index shows a strong correlation between Internet activity and its gross domestic product. Countries in blue are deemed forward-looking. Suzy Moat and Tobias Preis hide caption

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