Press Coverage

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.

The web can be weaponised – and we can't count on big tech to stop it

By Tim Berners-Lee - March 11, 2018

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, 70, Dies; Championed an Unfettered Internet

By Sam Roberts - February 8, 2018

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.

Vint Cerf: In 2018, We Will Tackle the Internet's Dark Side

By Vint Cerf - January 30, 2018

"A balance between filtering speech and censorship must be achieved," writes Vint Cerf in a piece for Wired.

Dr. Paul Vixie: Internet Pioneer Takes Longview of Cybersecurity

December 17, 2017

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.

Vint Cerf, Steve Wozniak, and Other Tech Luminaries Call Net Neutrality Vote an ‘Imminent Threat’

By Adi Robertson - December 11, 2017

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.”

Q&A With Tracy LaQuey Parker, Newest Member of the Internet Hall of Fame

By Ryan Duffy - November 14, 2017

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.

Princeton Resident Ira Fuchs is Being Honored for His Groundbreaking Work

By Pam Hersh - November 10, 2017

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.