Today, the world wide web turns 29. This year marks a milestone in the web’s history: for the first time, we will cross the tipping point when more than half of the world’s population will be online.
When I share this exciting news with people, I tend to get one of two concerned reactions: How do we get the other half of the world connected? Are we sure the rest of the world wants to connect to the web we have today?
John Perry Barlow, a former cowpoke, Republican politician and lyricist for the Grateful Dead whose affinity for wide open spaces and free expression transformed him into a leading defender of an unfettered internet, died on Wednesday at his home in San Francisco. He was 70.
"A balance between filtering speech and censorship must be achieved," writes Vint Cerf in a piece for Wired.
Dr. Paul Vixie helped design the domain name system, is a member of the Internet Hall of Fame, and founded Farsight Security, where he’s chairman and CEO. He tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what it’s like to be a pioneer in internet technology who has spent at least the past 20 years thinking about cybersecurity.
A group of early internet and computing pioneers have called on the Senate’s FCC oversight committee to censure next week’s net neutrality vote. In an open letter to the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, 21 signatories said that FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s “rushed and technically incorrect” plan to repeal net neutrality “is an imminent threat to the internet we worked so hard to create.”
In recognition of her pioneering work, Tracy LaQuey Parker was recently inducted into the Internet Society’s 2017 Internet Hall of Fame as a member of its fourth class.
Ira Fuchs, longtime Princeton resident and former Princeton University vice president of computing and information technology, is among the 14 people who were inducted into the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame.
UT alumna Tracy LaQuey Parker was inducted into the Internet Society’s Internet Hall of Fame this month for her work as the author of some of the first best-selling books about the internet. Parker’s books, “The Internet Companion,” published in 1992, and “The User’s Directory of Computer Networks,” published in 1988, earned her a spot as one of the 14 honorees this month.
A Chinese internet pioneer has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for his contributions to internet technology, deployment and education in China and Asia Pacific.
Florencio Utreras es el primer chileno en alcanzar la máxima distinción otorgada por la Internet Society, gracias a su contribución al desarrollo de las redes académicas e internet en Chile y América Latina.