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The Building of a 'Permanent Web'

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Vint Cerf has been raising the alarm on a coming ‘digital dark ages’ for a while, and he now tells Wired in a recent interview that he and some of his fellow Internet pioneers are “...

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Wikipedia Co-founder Jimmy Wales Tells Vice Why We Need a Free Internet

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The editor-in-chief of Vice Impact, Katherine Keating, recently sat down with Internet Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Wales to talk about the role of civil society in "holding governments accountable for their actions and promoting individual liberties."  In a compelling Q&A, Keating asks Wales if...

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113,000 Miles of Cable Power the U.S. Internet

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A map created by University of Wisconsin computer science professor Paul Barford, in conjunction with colleagues from the University of Wisconsin, Colgate University and network security firm Niksun, is the first of its kind to show all the long-distance fiber-optic cables that carry Internet data...

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One Second on the Internet

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Ever wonder about the volume of communication the Internet enables? One designer, Steven Lewis, decided to bring this volume to life in a representative graphic that shows you that volume in 'One Second on...

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From the Internet's Founders, A Warning

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Looking back now, some of the Internet's founders wonder if they should have left guidance on how the network should "grow up," according to a recent interview by PRI with inductee David Clark and others. “We clearly couldn’t anticipate how big it was going to be,” Mr. Clark tells the publication...

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How Railroad History Shaped Internet History

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“It’s no accident that Iowa, where the first transcontinental railroad began, is now home to a huge data-center industry,” writes Ingrid Burrington in...

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What Was the First Thing Sold on the Internet?

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As we head into the holiday shopping season, a new video from Shopify offers an interesting glimpse into e-commerce history. So, what was the first thing ever sold on the Internet?...

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Why #AaronSwartzDay Matters

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Each year since his death in 2011, November 8 is celebrated online as #AaronSwartzDay, when countless tributes to this Internet Hall of Fame inductee are made across multiple digital platforms....

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Kleinrock Could Never Have Foreseen One Billion Users

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In a recent MSNBC piece, Kleinrock talks about how he never could have expected that the experiment known as “ARPAnet” would someday reach a billion...

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Brookings Institution Talks Tech with Cerf

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The Brookings Institution, a non-profit public policy organization based in Washington DC, recently interviewed Vint Cerf for its Tech Tank.  During the discusssion, Cerf shared his...

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