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A Dedicated Approach to Internet Security: Daniel Kaminsky

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“He was who he was from the time he was four.” That’s one thing Trudy Maurer has to say about her son, the Internet security expert Daniel Kaminsky, who died at the age of 42 in 2021 and was inducted into the...

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From Librarian to Internet Pioneer

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Today's library patrons may expect to be able to access the internet from comupters at their local library. 2019 Internet Hall of Fame inductee, Jean Armour Polly, faced a lot of professional pushback when in the 1980s she first introducted the idea of transforming public library service and...

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The Beautiful Surprise of Internet Access

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Once upon a time, Michael Stanton could not have imagined using a cell phone to access the Internet. A 2019 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Stanton played a key role in the development and launch of...

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21 Individuals from 11 Countries Form 2021 Inductee Class

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Twenty-one pioneering individuals who fundamentally changed the world through their work building and developing the global Internet have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. These engineers, physicists, mathematicians, academics, and others from 11 nations made outstanding contributions...

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Work of 2021 Internet Hall of Fame Inductees, to be Announced 14 December, More Relevant Than Ever

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There’s no question the global pandemic tested the integrity, durability, and reach of the Internet in ways we couldn’t have previously imagined.  Only now do we collectively understand that our future is inextricably linked to the future of the global network and its ability to connect us to work...

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Spirit of Affirmation, Collaboration Sparks Klaas Wierenga’s Creation of eduroam

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When you listen to Klaas Wierenga talk about the development of eduroam, the access tool that provides academics and researchers with wifi roaming services at campuses around the world, you hear one phrase over and over again: “So I said, ‘Sure!’”...

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The Negative Sides of the Internet

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Doug Comer did not see spam coming.  A 2019 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Comer wrote the first series of textbooks explaining the scientific principles underlying the Internet’s design and...

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Adiel Akplogan on Humans' Role as the Internet's Connective Tissue

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The human network continues to be a surprise for Adiel Akplogan.  A 2019 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Akplogan helped establish Togo’s first TCP/IP connection in the mid 1990s. He also helped...

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From Tinkering to Teaching: Doug Comer's Journey to Internet Pioneer

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By Dan Rosenheim One might be forgiven for thinking that, as a boy, Doug Comer had little chance of becoming one of the world’s premier experts in computer networks and a renowned university teacher. The son of a welder father and an elementary school teacher mother,...

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Dan Lynch's Love of 'Brilliant Complexity' Fuels Early Internet Development, Growth

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The roles Dan Lynch has adopted throughout his journey to help develop the commercial Internet have spanned from government scientist to Internet evangelist to startup founder. But in order to understand that arc, you first have to understand who he was as a kid. “I was a pretty good student,”...

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