Monday May 25, 2020

Father of the internet wants more protection for web users

Internet evangelist Vint Cerf warns of a data black hole because digital information is not by its nature immortal

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

18th June, 2017
Vint Cerf says we have a bizarre history of moving from more to less resilient types of media formats

One of the fathers of the internet has called for more work to protect online users from attacks and wants to see more collaboration between governments.

Vint Cerf, a co-inventor of transmission control protocol and internet protocol (TCP/IP), told The Sunday Business Post that the evolution of the internet has presented challenges for users with malware and other criminal activity crossing borders in the digital age.

“Despite the fact that the internet was designed...

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