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Nii Quaynor: Catalyst for Development

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According to one online pioneer, 20 years of international collaboration over Internet access has had an indelible impact on Africa – both on and offline.  A former at-large director for ICANN, 2013 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Nii Quaynor is sometimes known as the “father of the Internet in...

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How to Prevent Malicious Domains with a Little 'Cooling Off'

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Paul Vixie would rather domain names not live a Hobbesian existence.  A 2014 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Vixie is the founder and CEO of the threat intelligence firm Farsight Security. In an effort to deter cybercrime and other online abuses, he has actively campaigned for a “cooling...

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Wikipedia: Representing the Internet's Best

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On the Alexa list of the world’s most visited websites, the...

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Internet Experts Split On Impact of Digital Life

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A survey of more than 1,100 technology experts and scholars shows that the Internet’s impact on daily lives, while far-reaching, is somewhat of a mixed bag.  The non-scientific study, conducted by the Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center, asked experts to share at...

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How to Fix What's Gone Wrong With the Internet

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Originally hoped to facilitate the free flow of information, the Internet has fallen short of that lofty goal according to a recent column.  In a recent piece published by ...

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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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