On the eve of Independence Day, a who's who of computer experts say that government control, consumer distrust and corporate greed threaten the future of the Internet as we know it.
In life, Aaron Swartz was a force in creating today's Web, helping write game-changing code in his early teens before turning his attentions to Internet activism.
Mahabir Pun is what the Internet Society calls a "global connector". His perseverance in leveraging the internet to improve lives in remote corners of Nepal saw him inducted into the society's Internet Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Hong Kong in April.
Marc Andreessen Gets All The Credit For Inventing The Browser But This Is The Guy Who Did 'All The Hard Programming'
Whatever you do, don't ask Netscape cofounder Eric Bina how he feels about inventing the browser ... or the web ... or the Internet.
Linus Torvalds has been given the 2014 IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award, 20 years after the release of the Linux kernel 1.0 that he developed as a University of Helsinki student in his native country of Finland.
Long known for its buoyant property market and expertise as a financial services hub, Hong Kong could burnish its credentials as a "technology town" after the staging of two events that celebrate the past and point to the future of the internet.
IRELAND HAS ITS own member of the Internet Hall of Fame – Dr Dennis Jennings, a physicist, IT expert, Internet pioneer, investor, and company director.
For about a decade that ended in the mid-1990s, the fledgling Internet ran out of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan.
A Netscape co-founder, an East African software developer, and the guy who brought you the .mp3 are all among the 2014 entrants to the Internet Hall of Fame.