The Internet's Mid-Life Crisis

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

The first of our three-part series on the Internet, 40 years after its creation.

Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke served as special advisory to President Bush on cyber-security and is now a security consultant and author. His novel Breakpoint describes a frightening cyber-attack scenario and in this extended interview he argues it's not so far-fetched.

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John Markoff

John Markoff has been covering computer technology for the New York Times since 1988. In this interview he explains how he discovered the identity of the author of the Internet's first worm. He also did in-depth coverage of one of the most infamous hackers of the ...


Jonathan Zittrain

Jonathan Zittrain is co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and author of The Future of the Internet - And How to Stop It. In this extended interview he explains various problems threatening today's Internet and which solutions might not rob the net of ...


Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky is author of the Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. In this extended discussion he explains that complete anonymity on the Internet may be a thing of the past.

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