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Recognizing Internet Visionaries, Innovators, and Leaders From Around the World

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As the Internet Society celebrates 25 years of advocacy for an open, globally-connected, and secure Internet, we are honored to recognize some of the trailblazers who have fueled the Internet’s historic growth. On September 18, the Internet Society...

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Watch the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame!

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Since 2012, the Internet Hall of Fame has made it its mission to find and celebrate the people who have brought the global Internet to life, and this Monday, September 18, it will reveal the names of the 2017 inductee class. The ceremony will be held at 5:30 pm PDT at the University of California...

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Pioneering Sri Lanka’s Connection to the World

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When Gihan Dias wrote his first computer program in the late 1970s, he had never seen a computer. “I learned BASIC programming from a book, and wrote programs on paper,” he said. When he actually got to use a computer—in 1979—he knew he had found his passion. A few years later he met the Internet,...

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Susan Estrada on Early Networking and the Internet's Most Pressing Issues

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Although Internet development and the technology industry are fields that have been historically dominated by men, there have been some exceptional women who have made their mark, including Susan Estrada. Estrada in 1988 founded CERFnet, one of...

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David Clark and the Future of the Alternative Internet

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David Clark is known as one of the original architects of the Internet. Someday he may also be remembered for developing the Internet of the future. He’s already taken some key first steps, overseeing a National Science Foundation-funded project to get researchers to think more broadly into the...

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Paving the Way for Today's Internet Encryption Standards

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One does not have to get very far into a conversation with Stephen Kent to understand how he made it into the Internet Hall of Fame. Ask him how it all started, and you will find his path from Loyola University in his hometown of New Orleans to the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology in...

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How One Networking Pioneer Deployed the Sri Lankan Internet Amid Civil War

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Getting universities and governments to fund new programs is never easy. Throw in a few civil wars and even the most dogged of academics might be deterred. Not Abhaya Induruwa. While other academics in Sri Lanka were fighting for the basic “blackboard and chalk” type resources in the late 1980s, he...

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Breaking Rules to Break Ground in Global Internet's Earliest Days

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Teus Hagen is a self-admitted product of the “flower power culture” of the 1960s and ‘70s. And like many early Internet pioneers from that generation, it was his willingness to challenge authority – and break some rules – that played a crucial role in development of the global network as we know it...

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Jun Murai Bridged Cultural Chasm to Bring Internet to Japan

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In Japan, Dr. Jun Murai has long been known as the father of the Internet.  Outside of Japan, he has also been dubbed the ‘Internet Samurai’ for his dogged efforts to make sure Internet development was truly global. While much of the early work was centered in the West, Dr. Murai stayed in close...

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Kees Neggers: Global Networking Requires Global Collaboration

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A key figure in the development of the Internet in Europe and the Netherlands, Kees Neggers found himself at the center of the so-called "Protocol Wars" of the 80s and 90s. Neggers’ strategy at that time was to focus on what worked, collaborating with a host of agencies around the globe with a “win...

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