Vint Cerf reflects on recent changes, threats to the Internet

Vinton Cerf, considered by many to be one of the “fathers of the Internet,” recently outlined some of the latest changes and most pressing issues for the state of the World Wide Web.Speaking at the Egnyte Firestorm summit on Wednesday afternoon, Cerf offered some perspective, citing that there are an estimated one billion Internet-connected machines as of September 2012. However, that figure doesn’t include machines behind firewalls, so Cerf proposed that the actual figure is closer to two billion.

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