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Lawrence Roberts, Who Helped Design Internet’s Precursor, Dies at 81

By Katie Hafner - January 14, 2019

In late 1966, a 29-year-old computer scientist drew a series of abstract figures on tracing paper and a quadrille pad. Those curious drawings were the earliest topological maps of what we now know as the internet. The doodler, Lawrence G. Roberts, died on Dec. 26 at his home in Redwood City, Calif. He was 81.

Vint Cerf: The father of the Internet reflects on what his creation has become

By Peter Griffin - December 20, 2018

Vint Cerf hasn’t changed in over a decade. He is impeccably dressed in his trademark three-piece suit, sharp as a tack and as busy as ever, shuttling around the world trying to improve his creation - or increasingly, trying to prevent its destruction.

Meet the Professor Who Was There When the Internet Was Turned On

By S.C. Stuart - November 19, 2018

UCLA's Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, a 2012 Inductee to the Internet Hall of Fame, tells PCMag about the ARPANET days, how he got the geek bug and a full scholarship to MIT, as well as UCLA's new $5 million Connection Lab.

Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web

By KATRINA BROOKER - October 16, 2018

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is working on a plan to radically alter how all of us live and work on the web.

In a hysterical world, Wikipedia is a ray of light – and that’s the truth

By John Naughton - September 20, 2018

It has been the butt of jokes for years, but the online encyclopedia represents mankind at its very best.

The Conversation: How I helped to build the internet

August 31, 2018

Radia Perlman is an American computer programmer often described as the 'Mother of the Internet' for her invention of the spanning-tree protocol, an algorithm which allowed early networks to cope with large amounts of data. She describes it as a 'simple hack' but it is still in use today.

“I WAS DEVASTATED”: TIM BERNERS-LEE, THE MAN WHO CREATED THE WORLD WIDE WEB, HAS SOME REGRETS

By Katrina Brooker - July 24, 2018

“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on top of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in downtown Washington, D.C., about a half-mile from the White House. 

Coffee break chat: Internet pioneer Alan Emtage

By Karen Rollins - June 21, 2018

Barbadian Alan Emtage was 25, and a graduate student based at McGill University in Montreal, when he conceived and implemented what would evolve into one of the World Wide Web’s most transformative tools and paved the way for leading Internet names such as Google and Yahoo!.

Why Mozilla’s Mitchell Baker rejects conventional wisdom on data and privacy

By KC Ifeanyi - May 15, 2018

During last night’s 22nd annual Webby Awards, Mitchell Baker, chairwoman and co-founder of Mozilla, took home a lifetime achievement award for “decades of leadership at Mozilla and for serving as a fierce champion of open source and the free and open web.”

We built the internet to be insecure

By Joe Uchill - April 17, 2018

Today's cybersecurity mess has its roots in decisions a small group of engineers made in the Internet's youth. Axios caught up with one of them, Paul Vixie, on the eve of the annual RSA cybersecurity conference.

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