Cerf says Internet lacks essential features

One of the Internet’s founding fathers and modern evangelists, Vinton Cerf, warned a gathering of government and technology industry leaders that the Internet “still lacks many features that it needs,” including essential authentication and security tools. But he urged the leaders to support a national broadband policy that provides universal, high-speed Internet access, not merely the availability of broadband communications networks.Speaking at a Washington reception hosted by the trade group TechAmerica, June 10, Cerf also spoke of the importance of developing new Internet protocols capable of broadcasting information to multiple destinations simultaneously, rather than the current model, designed to send information from point to point.

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