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One of Internet Freedom's Founding Fathers Looks Back on 20 Years Online

By Jack Crosbie - February 9, 2016

Late in the evening on February 8, 1996, John Perry Barlow declared independence for a new territory, free from world governments: cyberspace. 

The Evolution of the Internet: The Spanning Tree Protocol, A Major Achievement in Internet Routing

By Steve Brachmann - February 8, 2016

While the history of Internet development involves many names and was not reliant on a single discovery, it is also true that certain innovations have done more to enable better networks for all. It is with that idea in mind that we’d like to profile the achievements made by Radia Perlman, the inventor of spanning tree protocol (STP) and a 2016 inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

The Internet Archive Turns 20: A Behind The Scenes Look At Archiving The Web

By Kalev Leetaru - January 20, 2016

To most of the web surfing public, the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is the face of the Archive’s web archiving activities. Via a simple interface, anyone can type in a URL and see how it has changed over the last 20 years. Yet, behind that simple search box lies an exquisitely complex assemblage of datasets and partners that make possible the Archive’s vast repository of the web.

From the Internet's Founders, a Warning

January 14, 2016

David Clark’s office on the MIT campus is at the top of a tower that looks like a twisted aluminum column. The name plate next to his office door reads “Albus Dumbledore.” And, like the leader of Harry Potter’s wizarding world, Clark knows the Internet’s secrets from the beginning. 

Public Interest Registry Appoints Dorcas Muthoni to Enset’s Board of Directors

September 30, 2015

Public Interest Registry — the not-for-profit manager of .org, .ngo and .ong — today announced the appointment of Dorcas Muthoni to the board of directors of nonprofit domain registrar Enset, a subsidiary organization. Muthoni, a member of the Internet Hall of Fame and CEO and founder of OPENWORLD LTD, will begin a two-year term as director this month.

HOW THE NET WAS WON

By Randy Milgrom - September 11, 2015

The ARPANET came before it. And the World Wide Web and browser technology would later make it accessible for the masses. But in between, a small Ann Arbor-based group labored on the NSFNET in relative obscurity to build—and ultimately to save—the Internet.

How can the Internet help Africa? Start by asking Africans

By DOROTHY GORDON AND NII QUAYNOR - September 5, 2015

Next month, the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be adopted in New York. The SDGs will usher in new development objectives for the international community. These goals encompass a wide range of objectives, but they make only passing reference to a vitally important instrument in the development toolbox: expanded Internet access.

Internet use in more languages

August 28, 2015

Who: Dr Tan Tin Wee, NUS associate professor of biochemistry and chair of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Computational Resource Centre.

'Sometimes I'm terrified' of the Internet of Things, says father of the Internet

By Katherine Noyes - August 25, 2015

Vint Cerf is known as a "father of the Internet," and like any good parent, he worries about his offspring -- most recently, the IoT.

The story of how the Internet came to India: An insider's account

August 14, 2015

On August 15, 1995, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) launched public Internet access in India. IBNLive is commemorating 20 years of the Internet in India with a special series.