Press Coverage

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.


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.

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.