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"Two Years Ago, I Would Have Said the Internet Is Fantastic”: What Scares Networking Pioneer Radia Perlman

By Wade Rouch - July 8, 2019

Bob Metcalfe co-invented Ethernet, the communications standard still used for most local on-site networking, but Radia Perlman made it work. Her creation of the Spanning Tree Protocol while working for Digital Equipment Corporation in 1983 made it possible to link individual Ethernet networks into a vast interconnected system—that is, the thing we now call the internet.

How to stay safe online? We asked the 'Father of the internet'

By Edward Baig - June 10, 2019

You probably feel pretty comfortable navigating the internet. You might even be among the 1 in 5 people who created a website. Or maybe you're part of the 48% with "make a website" on their to-do list. But could you correctly say what a safe URL actually looks like? If you can't, you wouldn't be alone.

Robert Metcalfe, Ethernet inventor, says breaking up big tech is not the answer

May 17, 2019

People are more connected to each other than they have ever been. For that, you can partly thank Robert Metcalfe.

The No. 1 thing the co-inventor of Ethernet learned from his mentor, Steve Jobs

By Catherine Clifford - April 8, 2019

Bob Metcalfe started working with computer networks in the 1970s and was part of Xerox’s Palo Alto, Calif. team that invented what would become Ethernet, the foundational technology used to connect computers. He’s known as “the father of Ethernet.”

To Completely Destroy Internet is Difficult, But Possible - CERN Net Developer

March 17, 2019

Sputnik has spoken to Ben Segal, the developer of the internet computer network at CERN and one of the mentors of Tim Berners-Lee to find out whether the people beind the world web and the internet regret their invention, who paid for the first intercontinental computer network, can the internet be completely turned off around the world and why black swans today determine the development of information technology.

Dr Paul Vixie: ‘We are going to have our day of reckoning with Big Data’

By Elaine Edwards - February 7, 2019

When even those who built the internet as we know it are warning of its insecurities and the deep privacy challenges it poses for society, you know things are very broken indeed.

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.

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