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Alan Emtage on the Good and Bad of Internet Use

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The developer of the Internet’s first widely used search engine says he sees the Internet’s rapid development as a mixed bag.  A native of Barbados, Alan Emtage launched Archie in 1990 while working on a post-graduate degree at Montreal’s McGill University. Derived from “archive,” the site was...

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APNIC Partners On Experiment to Improve DNS

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An experiment is underway to better understand the security protocols protecting commonly used domain name system servers.  In partnership with the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Cloudflare launched new speed and privacy enhancing domain name system servers in April as part of an...

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Pun Tests New Innovations for Health Access in Nepal

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Nepalese villagers may soon have greater access to health care thanks in part to the long-term vision of an Internet Hall of Fame inductee.  Test flights are underway for locally-made drone prototypes that will be used to deliver medicine to remote health centers villages across rural Nepal.   The...

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Reflections on John Perry Barlow's Legacy

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The recent death of an early self-described “cyber-libertarian” has left some in the tech world wondering whether his dream of an online Utopia will ever come to pass.  John Perry Barlow, a Grateful Dead lyricist turned online pioneer died in his sleep February 7 at age 70. A frequent poster on...

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Antarctic Selfie Sent to Space

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An Antarctic selfie is giving NASA hope for establishing a reliable interplanetary Internet connection in the near future. On Nov. 27, NASA officials announced that a group of engineers took and successfully sent a selfie from the McMurdo Station in Antarctica to the International Space Station via...

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Tim Berners-Lee on the Future of the Web

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s optimism about the future of the web is fading.  The inventor of the World Wide Web, Berners-Lee has said that he views the Internet as an open platform of ideas that reflects society as a whole – the good, the bad and the ugly.   However, between his creation being used more...

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The Worst Internet in America

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Saguache, Colorado, is not exactly the place to start binge-watching Netflix or Hulu.  The rural community is the seat of sparsely populated Saguache County, Colorado, located about four hours southwest of Denver, in between the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan mountain ranges.  Using data compiled by...

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Internet Hall of Fame 2017: A Global Celebration

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With inductees from ten countries, we continue to see celebrations of the Internet Hall of Fame 2017 inductee class around the globe. We’ve gathered a selection of articles from publications in Brazil, China, Japan and beyond celebrating the achievements of this year's cohort.  Brazil - Canal Tech...

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One Step Closer to Internet for Everyone

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Internet service that’s truly accessible everywhere is one step closer to becoming a reality as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has, for the first time, given a company permission to build a next-generation satellite Internet service that promises to be both ultra-fast and affordable. ...

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A Search for the Zombie Websites of 1995

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Some of the Internet’s early hot spots have not aged well.  There are now more than a billion sites and counting on the web. By comparison, in 1995, the year that saw the launch of both Amazon and AltaVista, there were just 23,500.  Before launching its own website, The New York Times published a “...

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