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Tracy LaQuey Parker Talks Internet Security Risks

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After documenting the ins and outs of the Internet’s early days, Tracy LaQuey Parker does not take cyber security lightly. Parker wrote two of the earliest best-sellers about the Internet: “The User’s Directory of Computer Networks,” a 1988 directory of academic networks around the world, and “The...

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Building Latin America's Internet Past and Future

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When Florencio Utreras set about trying to connect his native Chile – and ultimately the rest of Latin America – to the Internet in the ‘80s and ‘90s, he had a lot more than the usual political, policy and funding problems. He also had some major geographical issues to overcome. There are...

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Radia Perlman: Stabilizing Networks through a Winding Career

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Radia Perlman doesn’t like computers. But she’s always been a problem-solver. And computers and software proved to have plenty of problems to hold her interest. It was only through a series of unexpected and unsolicited opportunities, however, that she even got into the field of computer...

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Sendmail Creator Eric Allman Brings Email to the Masses

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As part of a small crowd of early network pioneers at the University of California Berkeley, Eric Allman created Sendmail, which was one of the first mail transfer agents on the Internet and a key component of many email servers today. Still, Allman likes to emphasize that he was just one of many...

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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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