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Vint Cerf: Internet in the 21st Century

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Healy Hall, Riggs Library 37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Vint Cerf, one of the "Fathers of the Internet" will deliver this year's Klauer Lecture.

The freedom of the Internet is at risk as governments that feel threatened try to suppress freedom of expression and access to information. We will review some of the threats and the actors. I also want to discuss a particular problem, "bit rot" - the loss of ability to correctly understand the bits we store away, even after long periods of time. The notion of "Digital Vellum" will be covered - creating an ecosystem for preserving the meaning of digital information over long periods of time.

Event Type

Academic Events, Lectures


Georgetown College, Computer Science, Georgetown Center for Secure Communications



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Rachel Pohl Elad Meshulam Marie K Selvanadin Jacqueline E Lewandowski Eric W Burger
Hsiao-Chieh Hsu Aleksandra Liaplina Samhir Mohan Vasdev Emily M Fuerst Amir Ali Zonozi

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