James Kretchmar, CTO of Akamai, spoke to Information Age about how AI and machine learning impact Internet performance Akamai CTO James Kretchmar discussed the company’s background, current work on Internet performance, and future AI trends. Intelligent edge platform Akamai was born out of a conversation between Sir Tim Berners-Lee and […]

There is a scene early in “The Vow,” HBO’s documentary series on Nxivm, where an eager recruit meets the group’s mysterious leader for the first time. After being described in near-godlike terms by his acolytes in Albany — who rhapsodize about his supposed world-record I.Q., Judo mastery and concert-level piano […]

Confined inside home, we try to break the monotony by taking up tough viral tasks on social media. Every day is a challenge in this pandemic time. Even previously simple “no brainer” chores like buying vegetables from a supermarket has become a daunting challenge now. Now, for buying groceries in […]

A BTS performance always gets social media talking, which means a BTS VMAs performance has the potential to break the internet. And that it did at the MTV Video Music Awards 2020. The wildly popular K-pop band performed their hit song “Dynamite” at this year’s VMAs, and yup, Twitter went […]

Sign up to receive the best of the internet straight to your inbox. An anti-masker tried to prove face masks don’t work by blowing out a candle while wearing one. He only proved the opposite. Here’s what else caught our attention this weekend.  ‘#RIPKing’: The internet reacts to Chadwick Boseman’s death Did […]

When the foundations of the modern internet were laid in the 70s, people didn’t trust each other much more than they do now. They certainly did not leave their front doors standing open at night in case the neighbors wanted something. The internet was developed by academics and engineers, though, […]

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MINSK/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Protest groups in Belarus are trying to use limited access to the Telegram messaging service to coordinate anti-government action, but say an internet shutdown they blame on the authorities has been effective in slowing them down. FILE PHOTO: People gesture during clashes with opposition supporters after polls […]

Alexander Lukashenko votes in the presidential election. Photograph: Natalia Fedosenko/Tass/Getty MINSK, BELARUS – AUGUST 11, 2020: Belarusian law enforcement officers guard a street during a protest against the results of the 2020 Belarusian presidential election. Mass protests erupted in major cities across Belarus in the evening of August 9. Natalia […]

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. The U.S. government’s proposed ban on Chinese apps like TikTok and WeChat plays into technologists’ fears that the internet utopia is crumbling. The worry is that instead of a world brought closer […]

Joyce Greenberg Brown first learned about political organizing from Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957, when he visited her youth group at a Philadelphia YWCA. She worked for George McGovern in Pennsylvania in 1972 and managed field offices in Florida for Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. She was so […]