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The Digital Divide Complicates School Reopening Plans

As we mark the beginning of the school year, Vint Cerf and Martin "Marty" Cooper, two luminaries in Internet and communications technology, weigh in on the challenges facing virtual learning. By Vint Cerf It is nearly the end of summer…

The United Nations, The Internet and Digital Cooperation

By Vint Cerf On June 26th, the United Nations (UN) celebrated the 75th anniversary of the signing of its charter. I was honored to be asked for my thoughts on this milestone. The UN was forged from the fires and devastation of World…

Vint Cerf: What Happened When I Got Covid-19 And How Our Medical System Must Change

Link to original article By Vint Cerf This year started the same as many others for me, including three separate stays in London with my wife, Sigrid, scheduled for January, February and March. As is typically the case when I travel, my visits…

Vint Cerf and Broadband Advocate Talon Lane Discuss Digital Inclusion

By Vint Cerf A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Talon Lane, a proud member of the Cherokee Nation and an outspoken advocate for digital inclusion. Most amazingly, Talon is 12 years old. Talon and I had a very constructive…
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It Will Come Down to Critical Thinking and Preparation

By Vint Cerf 2020 will go down in history as a time when "sufficient" and "necessary" became confused. The extreme response in China ultimately had the desired effect of reducing new cases of COVID-19. In the US, the response was…
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Ten Engineers Behind The Technologies We Depend On Share Their Views

By Vinton Cerf, Marconi Society Chair, Recipient with Robert E. Kahn of the Marconi Prize, the A.M. Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Japan Prize and the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for their technical contributions…
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On Internet Safety, Security and Privacy

Forty years ago, when Bob Kahn and I created the TCP/IP networking protocol for the Internet, we did not know that we were laying the tracks for what would become the digital superhighway that powers everything in society from modern business…
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Paul Baran Young Scholars Continue to Achieve Great Things

By Vint Cerf In 2008, we recognized the first Marconi Society Young Scholars and knew that we were on to something good.  By honoring and supporting young researchers who are creating innovative solutions to the biggest challenges in communications…
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Building the Sustainable Internet with a Spirit of Cooperation

By Vint Cerf While much has been written about bridging the digital chasm and connecting the next billion to the Internet, it is slow going to make it happen.  Currently, 3.4 billion people do not have access to the Internet and the…