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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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Covid-19 Highlights Need for Web Access as Basic Right

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To Tim Berners-Lee, the ongoing global pandemic has further highlighted the need for ordinary citizens to push towards ending the digital divide.  Part of the Internet Hall of Fame’s inaugural class, Berners-Lee is the...

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Larry Irving's 'Digital Divide' Thrust Into Spotlight Amid Pandemic

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With COVID-19 forcing millions of families to turn to distance learning, an Internet Hall of Fame inductee’s long-time concerns about the digital divide are being thrust into the spotlight. A 2019 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame,...

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Why You Need to Know Your Computer

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Paul Vixie wants you to know your computer a little better.  A 2014 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Vixie is the founder and CEO of the California-based Farsight Security, which uses real-time contextual information...

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Why the Web Needs to Work Better for Women and Girls

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Much to his dismay, Tim Berners-Lee does not see his creation doing enough to help address gender inequality. Part of the Internet Hall of Fame’s inaugural class, Berners-Lee is the founder of the World Wide Web and wrote...

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In Unprecedented Times, 50 Year Old Internet - And Its Creators - Prevail

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Although COVID-19 has brought most of the world to a screeching halt, it has not stopped the Internet or one of its biggest cheerleaders.  Part of the Internet Hall of Fame’s inaugural class, Vint Cerf is the co-designer of the...

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Honoring Women in Tech

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With apologies to Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin, when it comes to web access, sisters are doing it for themselves.  In honor of the 50th anniversary of the first message sent via ARPANET, a forerunner to the modern Internet, a recent edition of ...

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How the Internet Grew Up

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For better or worse, Leonard Kleinrock admits that the Internet has grown up from its early days.  Part of the Internet Hall of Fame’s inaugural class, Kleinrock was one of the developers of ARPANET, the forerunner of the modern Internet. His laboratory at the University of California-Los Angeles...

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A New Contract for the Web

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World Wide Web founder and Internet Hall of Fame inductee Tim Berners-Lee has officially launched his attempt to bring his creation back to the people.   Created in response to a rise in hate speech and government...

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