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Inventor of DSL Tells How He Did the “Impossible"

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Send high-speed data, including video signals, over telephone wires? Impossible!  That’s what everyone thought for decades, until Internet Hall of Famer Dr. John Cioffi actually did it, by designing the Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) system. His big challenges were two-fold. The technological one...

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Fighting Cybercrime

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Eric Huizer, of the Internet Hall of Fame Class of 2014, points out that fighting cybercrime is a difficult task. Of course we want an open Internet, he says, but the multinational nature of cybercrime inevitably involves politics and a nuanced approach.

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Threats to Internet Are Social Ones

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Internet Hall of Famer Ben Segal says that the real threats to the Internet are the social ones. The “rich and powerful,” he says, should not be allowed to control the Internet; instead, he hopes the “democratic spirit...

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Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder Urges Greater Internet User and Vendor Responsibility

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Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for her achievements in improving Internet security by jumpstarting the implementation of the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). That protocol ensures that Web surfers can know for certain that they are visiting a...

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New Book by Andreu Veà “Tells All” About the Internet

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“How We Create the Internet,” by Internet Hall of Fame Advisory Board member Andreu Veà, is a thoroughly engrossing new book about the Internet, its history, and the people who built it. Veà, founder and...

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Do You Believe in Magic?

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To some it may seem like it could take a little magic to transform Africa into a global Internet leader in the next 10 years. Such doubters should be reminded that 2013 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Nii Quaynor,...

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Using Mobile Technology to Help Folks Survive Cyclones, Tsunamis and Political Disasters

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Today, as professor of computer science at the Asian Institute of Technology and director of its Internet Education and Research Lab, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Kanchana Kanchansut is concentrating on advancing mobile technology. “Instead...

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Francois Flückiger's Secret Weapon

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Humor can be a powerful force, sometimes capable even of swaying high-stakes debates. No one can provide better proof of that than Francois Flückiger. Flückiger, who was...

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Aaron Swartz Joins Terra Cotta Archivists

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2012 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Brewster Kahle, the founder of the Internet Archive, recently commissioned California sculptor Nuala Creed to create a terra cotta sculpture of Aaron Swartz, who was posthumously inducted into the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame in August. Kahle had the sculpture...

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Internet Hall of Fame by the Numbers

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Things you may not know about the Internet Hall of Fame: a total of 65 people, spanning 17 countries, have been inducted in the two years since its creation. Among the inductees: an Oscar winner and Nobel Peace Prize winner, two ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients, five recipients of the Queen...

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