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Stephen Kent is Concerned about Your Internet Security

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As an early pioneer in Internet security, Stephen Kent says, he and others never envisioned the Internet would become such a key piece of infrastructure. “The range of things we were worried about was relatively small,” he said. “We were concerned about nation states intercepting communications and...

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Abhaya Induruwa Says IoT Will Fuel the Next Wave of Disruptions, Threats, Opportunities

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An early network pioneer of Sri Lanka’s Internet, Abhaya Induruwa has turned his attention in recent years to Internet of Things (IoT) security and forensics. “My line of argument is that the Internet is a fantastic thing for probably 99.5 percent of the user population,” he said. “But there is...

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Brewster Kahle on Deep Web Geology & the Importance of the Internet Hall of Fame

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In chronicling billions of websites and digital files, Brewster Kahle may now have earned himself the title of official historian of the Internet. As founder and director of the Internet Archive, a not-for-profit, free digital library that archives...

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Teus Hagan Directs Rebel Spirit Toward Environmental Protection

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Although the years of the “flower power” culture that Teus Hagen says helped shape his ideals are long gone, the accomplished mathematician and Internet pioneer is still a bit of a rebel. Retired for nearly a decade, Hagen says one of his “hobbies” is environmental activism. Now a resident of...

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Vint Cerf Ponders the Longevity of Digital Media

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If you are literate in the appropriate language, you can still read what’s written in the Lascaux caves, Sumerian cuneiform tables, ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and many medieval manuscripts. Meanwhile, their more recent successors—including photographs and modern books—are struggling to last...

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Inductee Jun Murai Monitors Fukushima Fallout

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Long a backer of the Internet’s democratic style, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Jun Murai is applying that culture – and his technical expertise – to monitoring the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. It’s an issue that’s highly personal to him: he is a child of Hiroshima, where...

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Dutch Internet Pioneer Says Internet Future-proofing Requires Organization, Collaboration

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"The current Internet is not future proof," Dutch Internet pioneer and inductee Kees Neggers told the Internet Hall of Fame. Neggers spoke plainly about the pros and cons of the modern Internet in a recent interview. Though it's hard to imagine a world without the Internet, he said, it was never...

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US Ignite Aims to Increase and 'Democratize' Virtual Reality Access

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2013 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Glenn Ricart continues his pioneering work to enable greater Internet access and development through the non-profit, US Ignite. Formed by Dr. Ricart in 2010 and announced at the White House on June 14,...

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The Economist [Radio] Asks Tim Berners-Lee: Can the Open Web Survive?

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In a recent radio interview, The Economist Deputy Editor Tom Standage asks Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, to discuss the future of the Internet. The 2012 Internet Hall of Fame inductee explains where he stands on crucial arguments that are shaping the medium he helped create...

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Inductee Howard Frank Amasses One of the World’s Largest Sci-Fi Art Collections

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Long before DARPA, the ARPAnet and the Network Analysis Corporation, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Howard Frank was a lover of science – science fiction, that is. By the late 1990s, he and his wife, Jane Frank, had amassed the largest collection of science-fiction and fantasy art in the world...

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