Vint Cerf Opposes ITU

Internet co-creator urges action against UN attempts to regulate the web

By on December 4, 2012 at 12:34 AM.

Internet co-creator urges action against UN attempts to regulate the web

Vint Cerf, the legendary computer scientist who co-created the TCP/IP networking protocols that serve as the Internet’s foundation, is not happy that United Nations wants to apply old telecom regulations to his creation. Cerf, who now serves as Google’s (GOOG) Chief Internet Evangelist, has written a post on Google’s official blog this week urging people to take action to protest the International Telecommunication Union’s plan to amend the International Telecommunications Regulations treaty to regulate the Internet. More →

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Internet co-creator Vint Cerf tells Internet history revisionists to shove it

By on July 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM.

Internet co-creator Vint Cerf tells Internet history revisionists to shove it

Vint Cerf Interview

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal published an editorial from Gordon Crovitz asserting that the U.S. government played no significant role in the creation of the Internet, saying instead that the government actually hindered the Internet’s development as a world-changing technological force. But now CNET has scored an interview with Vint Cerf, the legendary computer scientist who knows something about the creation of the Internet since he, you know, basically created it (or more accurately, the TCP/IP networking protocols that serve as the Internet’s foundation) with Robert Kahn in the 1970s. Unsurprisingly, Cerf thinks that Crovitz is utterly full of it in his assertions on Internet history. More →

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