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The Ethics of the Internet of Things Ecosystem

By Vint Cerf I’ve written on this topic before, mostly in the context of the Internet. I would like to focus now on products and services developed by engineers. “Ethics” is derived from the Greek ethos, which is defined as the characteristic…

Marconi Chair Vint Cerf on His 'Love Affair' With Tech and What’s Coming Next

The father of the internet looks back at the last 50 years and ahead to what faces IT When internet pioneer Vinton Cerf was 10, he was working on advanced math, and by the time he was 17, he was tinkering at programming at UCLA and beginning…
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The Internet’s Next Frontier: Getting Better at Getting Better Together

By Paula Reinman Coauthored by Mei Lin Fung Mei Lin Fung’s work is defined by her heritage, starting with her great-great grandfather who escaped famine in China by accepting indentured servitude in return for his passage British Guyana…
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Starving in the Land of Plenty: The True Story of Consumer Bandwidth

By John Cioffi Co-authored by Hatti Hamlin Why is it that we’re surrounded by bandwidth - with a few gigabits per second going through our bodies at any one time between cell, Wi-Fi, and TV services - and yet we have trouble streaming…
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When Anything Can Talk to Anything, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

An audience of 60 students, faculty and business leaders in the Chicago area joined Marconi Chairman Vint Cerf and 2011 Young Scholar Joseph Kakande at Illinois Institute of Technology to discuss the Internet - past, present and future.  The…

Marconi Fellow Tim Berners-Lee Wins Prestigious Turing Award

CSAIL researcher honored for inventing the web and developing the protocols that spurred its global use. MIT Professor Tim Berners-Lee, the researcher who invented the World Wide Web and is one of the world’s most influential voices…
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The Internet’s Wild Ride: From Trust to Cybersecurity Threats

By Leonard Kleinrock Co-authored by Paula Reinman On March 31, 1976, Queen Elizabeth II sent the first e-mail to come from a head of state. With assistance from my colleague and fellow Marconi Prize winner, Peter Kirstein, who set up the…

Vint Cerf: Marconi Society Chair and Google's Internet Evangelist on the Next Steps in Connectivity

By Catherine Cheney, Devex AUSTIN, Texas — Vint Cerf — one of the fathers of the internet and now “chief internet evangelist” at Google — drew a massive crowd at South by Southwest this week for his talk on “An Internet For And…

Tim Berners-Lee: We Must Tackle Fake News for the Benefit of All of Humanity

By Lucy Handley, special to CNBC Worldwide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee has called on online giants including Google and Facebook to tackle the spread of fake news online, in an open message published to mark the web's 28th birthday. "Over…
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Technology for Good: How Networking Saves Big Cats

By Camilla Fritze Co-authored by Paula Reinman Close your eyes and think of a jungle: the noises, the smells and the sounds. Think of the most majestic and inspirational creature in that jungle. What comes to mind? For many, the tiger…