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Jimmy Wales on Capturing Bias In the Age of AI

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According to its founder, Wikipedia is not relying on artificial intelligence to check its community-created content for bias.   A 2013 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Jimmy Wales is the founder of...

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COVID-19 UNVEILED WHY CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IS SO VITAL

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The digital divide may have existed before the pandemic but the COVID-19 environment has exacerbated the issue, mainly for low-income households and people of color.   School shutdowns led to more Black, Hispanic, and low-income students dropping out, losing up to a year of learning. Additionally...

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Back When Email Was Special

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Email was one of the most vital technologies to emerge from the 1970s. Electronic mail or “network mail” as it was known at the time, was invented by ...

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Thirty Years of Web Browsing

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Thirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee released the WorldWideWeb browser, unleashing the power of the Internet. Part of the Internet Hall of Fame’s inaugural class,...

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New Berners-Lee Startup Moves Internet Towards "The Web I Originally Wanted"

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Citing concerns about data privacy, Tim Berners-Lee is attempting to overhaul his creation.  Part of the Internet Hall of Fame’s inaugural class, Berners-Lee is the founder of the World Wide Web and wrote the...

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FTP, Once Innovative, Is Now Dying

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A key component of the Internet’s early days may be facing widespread retirement soon.  Initially delayed by the pandemic, Google recently announced its next Chrome update will have fewer supports for file transfer protocol, with subsequent updates not supporting it at all. Mozilla announced a...

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Three Internet Pioneers; One Internet Anniversary

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Some long-time champions of the Internet still see plenty of opportunities for the Internet and its users to grow and adapt.  In honor of the...

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UCLA's Connection Lab Debuts New Website

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Back where it all began, Leonard Kleinrock unwrapped a gift on the Internet’s 51st birthday.  On Oct. 29, Kleinrock announced the debut of a new website for UCLA’s ...

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India's Internet Anniversary

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August marked the 25th anniversary of commercial Internet services making their debut in India.  Among the key people facilitating Internet access was Srinivasan Ramani, a 2014 Internet Hall of Fame inductee. In the early...

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The Digital Divide is Not News

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With COVID-19 throwing the digital divide into sharper focus, a 2019 Internet Hall of Fame inductee has some long- and short-term ideas about how to address the problem.  A former assistant Secretary of Commerce,...

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