The Real Internet Divide

July 30, 2019
Grass Dirt Divide by elizabeth lies

Since the Internet became commercialized in the 1990s, we’ve heard about the digital divide between those who have access and those who don’t. 

But today, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Nabil Bukhalid says he is more concerned about the economic divide. 

“We used to have the technical divide. Now we have the economic divide… because the Internet did not bring equal distribution of resources to the various communities on the Internet. I believe something should be done about that.” 

Besides looking for solutions to that conundrum, Bukhalid said he continues to look for security solutions.

 “During the technological and protocol development, we did not pay enough attention to the security of the Internet infrastructure,” Bukhalid says. “We need to provide better identity authentication and encryption methods.”

“The biggest challenge,” he adds, “is that a lot of people lost trust in the Internet. We need far more efforts to regain that trust.”