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The Publication of the First RFC

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April 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the very first RFC (Request for Comments) that led to the development of the ARPANET. Published by UCLA’s...

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Destroy the Internet? It Is Possible.

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The Internet is not quite in the same league with cockroaches and Twinkies, but one of its pioneers thinks it is close when it comes to indestructibility.  An ...

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Day of Reckoning with Big Data

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A leading cybersecurity expert is bracing for a data-driven day of reckoning.  A 2014 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Paul Vixie is the founder and CEO of the California-based Farsight Security, which uses real-time contextual information...

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How Steve Jobs Taught Bob Metcalfe to 'Break Eggs'

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Despite being 10 years his senior, Bob Metcalfe counts Apple founder Steve Jobs among his professional mentors.  Now a professor at the University of Texas, Metcalfe was part of a team at Xerox that developed what would become...

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A Blueprint for an Accessible Internet

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Despite being home to a wealth of information, the Internet largely remains unaccommodating to about 15 percent of the world’s population.  Although federal agencies and departments are required by law to make their sites accessible, only about 40 percent of disabled American adults feel...

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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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